|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1864|
Corporal Charles Beardsley. Co G 20th Ohio.
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee and Army of Georgia, to July, 1865.
Killed in the battle of Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864.
"On the morning of the 22d [July] the enemy in heavy force turned the left flank of the Seventeenth Army Corps, and all the troops on the left of the Second Brigade were driven from their position, which left us very much exposed. We continued fighting in this position from 11.30 a.m. until 5 p.m., when we changed front to the rear on the first battalion, and in this new position received the charge of Cheatham's division, which we successfully repulsed, and held our position, and during the night fortified it. The fight during the day and night was very severe and my command suffered severely. We charged the enemy once, drove him back, and fought hand-to-hand in the evening on the left of the brigade for a short time. The enemy's loss was at least 6 to our 1. We occupied our new position until the night of the 26th, when we silently drew off, moved around to the extreme right, reaching there on the 27th." -G. F. WILES, Lieut. Col. 78th Ohio Vet. Vol. Infty., Comdg. Second Brig.
BEARDSLEY, C S
CPL US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 07/22/1864
BURIED AT: SECTION E SITE 5822
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: E 5822
Created by: Janet
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
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