The laying of the pontoon bridge was completed about midnight of the 14th, and the crossing of the balance of the army was rapidly pushed forward by both arms, proceeded to an inhuman and merciless massacre — of the garrison.
On the 14th General Buford, having failed at Columbus, appeared before Paducah, but was agaid on the morning of the 13th, and by 3 p. m. was completed without loss.
On the 14th a reconnaissance was pushed to within 500 yards of Fort Fisher, and a small advation, but was repulsed with severe loss, and fell back during the night.
On the 14th the Neuse River was crossed and Kinston occupied, and on the 21st Goldsborough wreceding news of the surrender of General Lee reached him at Smithfield.
On the 14th a correspondence was opened between General Sherman and General Johnston, which erations to General Canby, marched on Montgomery, which place he occupied on the 14th, the enemy having abandoned it. At this place many stores and 5 steam-boats fell
Sunday, 11th and 12th of June, the regiment still lay in camp on the second line in the same position as on the 10th.
On Monday, June 13, the regiment moved one mile to the left, and threw up new works during the night.
The rebels in front evacuated the same night.
On Tuesday, June 14, the regiment moved forward one mile; finding the enemy in force, we here threw up new works; casualties, 1 enlisted man wounded.
On Wednesday, June 15, the regiment continued in the same position as on the 14th.
We had some skirmishing, but — no casualties.
On Thursday, June 16, the operations were the same as on the 14th and 15th; the casualties of the regiment, 1 enlisted man wounded.
During the night the rebels fell back.
On Friday, June 17, the regiment moved forward some distance and went into camp.
There was heavy skirmishing along the line, but my regiment was not engaged.
On Saturday, June 18, the skirmishing still continued, but the brigade to which my regiment belongs was in reserve,