Report of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver P. Robie, Fourth Ohio Cavalry.
HDQRS. FOURTH OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY,
In the Field, September 11, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to forward history of the regiment during the campaign just closed:
The regiment left Columbia, Tenn., May 22, 1864, and, marching via Pulaski, Tenn., and Athens, Ala., reached Decatur, Ala., May 26, 1864. Same day had skirmish with part of General Roddey’s force. 29th, at Moulton, Ala., participated in engagement with General Roddey’s command; 10 men wounded there, 1 afterward dying. Accompanied General Blair’s (Seventeenth) army corps to Rome, Ga., which place we reached June 4. Marched through Kingston, and reached the Second Cavalry Division June 7, 1864, near Cartersville, Ga. From June 10 to July 3 occupied position on left of army in front of Kenesaw Mountain. During that time had 1 man in front of Kenesaw Mountain. During that time had 1 man in front of Kenesaw Mountain. During that time had 1 man wounded. Marched through Marietta, Ga., and reached Roswell July 8, 1864. On the 9th had 1 man wounded at McAfee’s Bridge. Remained near Roswell until the 19th, when we assisted in the destruction of railroad near Stone Mountain. 20th, camped near Decatur, Ga. 21st, started on raid to Covington, Ga., which place we reached on the 22d. Returning, reached Decatur the 24th. 27th, marched to Flat Rock, where, on the 28th, we participated in a skirmish, losing 2 men missing.
Returning encamped at Buck Head, Ga., July 31, where we remained until August 18, when we joined General Kilpatrick’s forces on the raid around Atlanta, at Sandtown. During this raid the regimental loss was 2 commissioned officers wounded and 2 missing, 3 men killed, 15 wounded, and 6 missing. Returning, reached Buck Head August 22, where we remained until the 25th, when the regiment accompanied the army around Atlanta, reaching Decatur September 10, 1864.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
O. P. ROBIE,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Fourth Ohio Vol. Cav.