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Rocky Face Ridge - 23rd Army Corps
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Description: "...On the 3d of May we moved to Cleveland, on the 4th to Red Clay, and on the 7th connected with the left of the Army of the Cumberland at Doctor Lees farm, near Tunnel Hill, occupied the gaps toward the east, and reconnoitered the enemy's position on the north point of Rocky Face Ridge. On the 8th Judah's division occupied the point of Rocky Face and the adjacent gap, relieving a portion of General Newtons division, of the Fourth Corps, which had preceded it. Cox advanced toward Varnell's Station, while Hovey remained in reserve. On the 9th we made a strong demonstration against the enemy's right as a diversion in favor of operations upon his rear through Snake Creek Gap. Early in the morning the troops moved into position across the valley east of Rocky Face, Judah on the right, with his flank resting at the foot of the mountain, Cox upon the left, and Hovey in reserve, covering the left. The corps advanced steadily during the day, driving the enemy's skirmishers and capturing several lines of barricades, and finally drove the enemy into their main works, pressed them closely, and occupied their attention until dark. During the afternoon General Hovey was sent with four regiments of his division to support General McCook's cavalry division, which was hotly engaged on our left, but did not find it necessary to bring his troops into action, and was recalled in the night. The corps remained in position, confronting the enemy's works, until 8 a. m. on the 10th, when it withdrew slowly in line of battle and took position commanding the gaps north of Rocky Face..."-No. 296. Report of Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Ohio. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO, in the Field, Decatur, Ga., September 10, 1864. OR, The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. ; Series 1 - Volume 38 (Part II), page 510

Perry E. Day, Dowagiac. Enlisted in company F, Twenty-fifth Infantry. Aug. 9, 1862, at Niles, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Sept. 11, 1862. Died May 12, 1864, at Tunnel Hill, Ga., of wounds received in action at Rocky Face, Ga., May 9, 1864.
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Parkson, John G. 75904470
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Chattanooga National Ceme...
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Wirt, Everet 2998840
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Hamilton County
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William Watkins III
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