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Edward Bloodgood Battle Report
One of the inescapable duties of the regimental commander was the submission of reports detailing his unit's actions. This example, in clerical hand, was signed by Lt. Col. Edward Bloodgood (c1831-1914) as commanding officer of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry. The report is dated 10 July 1864, and recounts the regiment's operations from 16 May to 10 July, during the drive on Atlanta. Throughout this period the 22nd was attached to 2nd (Coburn's) Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, in George Thomas's Army of the Cumberland. Bloodgood recounts the regiment's movements from Resaca, Georgia (about 75 miles from Atlanta) to the Chattahoochee River (about ten miles distant). This copy is marked "Orig;" an endorsement of Col. John Coburn indicates that it was received at brigade headquarters and forwarded.