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p, escaping before General Stanley had reached the further end of the Pass. The next day, the sixteenth, the armies moved directly toward La Fayette, with a view to cut off Hood's retreat. We foundledgeville on the seventh day, exclusive of the day of march. In person I left Atlanta on the sixteenth, in company with the Fourteenth corps, Brevet Major-General Jeff. C. Davis, by Lithonia, Covins after dark, when the troops bivouacked the remainder of the night on the mountain. On the sixteenth, moved at daylight and passed down the mountain into the Gap a short distance in advance of thning trains to the different commands, with a view to rapid marching. On the morning of the sixteenth, the head of the column marched on the road leading to Covington, through Decatur, and made anped on the fifteenth near the Georgia Railroad, south of Stone Mountain; on the evening of the sixteenth, near Rock Bridge Post-Office; on the seventeenth, near Cornish Creek; on the eighteenth, thre
day, and remained with it through to Savannah, and performed excellent service throughout. One battalion of the Fifty-eighth Indiana volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel Moore commanding, with pontoon train, was also attached to the corps, and was very useful during the march. On the morning of the fifteenth November, the corps marched from Atlanta, taking the road east through Decatur. We encamped on the fifteenth near the Georgia Railroad, south of Stone Mountain; on the evening of the sixteenth, near Rock Bridge Post-Office; on the seventeenth, near Cornish Creek; on the eighteenth, three miles west of Madison. The country for the first three days march was very hilly, and the crossing at Yellow River, Little Haynes River, and other streams, very bad. The condition of the teams was not good, and delays to the rear of our long column were consequently vexatious and protracted. Geary's division was detached, unencumbered, on the morning of the nineteenth, with orders to destro
, I reached Atlanta, leaving the Thirteenth Michigan at Chattahoochee Bridge, with orders to destroy it after the passage of all our troops and trains. This order was carried out by Lieutenant-Colonel Palmer, commanding the regiment. On the sixteenth, I marched from Atlanta, via Decatur, to Lithonia, twenty miles. On the twenty-first, I marched to Yellow River, destroying five miles of the Georgia Railroad. The march was continued through Covington to Harris's plantation, where we turned smmand about one mile east of the city. On the fifteenth day of November, during the afternoon and night, I clothed my troops and made all possible preparations for the campaign which terminated in the fall of Savannah. On the morning of the sixteenth, my brigade marched in advance of the division. During the day we passed through Decatur, and taking the upper Covington road, we encamped for the night at Lithonia. On the following morning we resumed our march, and at twelve o'clock M. of t
miles from Atlanta. Early on the morning of the sixteenth, I was directed by General Jackson, commanding divoff the country through which we passed. On the sixteenth, we reached and commenced destroying the railroad untain, a distance of about fourteen miles. On the sixteenth, during the morning, it tore up and destroyed abouad, where we arrived at eight o'clock P. M. On the sixteenth, we left at eight o'clock A. M., and commenced to hrough Decatur, and encamped, at four A. M. of the sixteenth, on the Rock Bridge Road, sixteen miles from Atlanision train, and reached camp at four A. M. of the sixteenth, beyond and to the right of Stone Mountain, some fs, into the country south-east of Atlanta. On the sixteenth, the regiment marched in front of the brigade, andstopping about two hours in the morning of the sixteenth instant, for breakfast. On this day the regiment was t with the second expedition, which started on the sixteenth, and was commanded by Colonel Robinson, of the Fir
although several shots were seen to strike the lower one, they continued up the river and out of sight. On the same day, Captain Sloan fired a few shots at a steamer crossing the river below him, and also a few shots into the city. On the sixteenth, one section of battery I, First New-York artillery, crossed the river to Argyle Island, and exchanged a few shots with a section of the enemy's on the Carolina shore. During the night of the nineteenth, this section crossed to the Carolina ty (440) feet of bridge, complete — and four companies of my regiment, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Moore, with the Twentieth corps. The remainder of my train, with six companies, commanded by myself, marched from Atlanta the morning of the sixteenth, with the Fourteenth corps, moving on the Decatur road. 17th. After a march of twenty miles, threw two bridges (one hundred and twenty feet each) over Yellow River. 18th. In the afternoon took up one of my bridges, moved it forward to t
a to this point: The regiment broke camp at Marietta November fourteenth, moving to the right of Atlanta, and encamped four (4) miles from that point, on the Macon Railroad. The next day we moved to Anthony's Bridge, on Flint River. On the sixteenth, we passed through Jonesboro, following the railroad. About three (3) miles from Lovejoy's Station the advance encountered the enemy. My command was immediately deployed in line on the left of the road, and moved on the enemy for a short dist3) miles, to Ebenezer. On the eleventh, the battery went into camp within five (5) miles of Savannah, on the Macon and Savannah Railroad. On the thirteenth and fourteenth, the battery marched thirty (30) miles, to Midway Church. On the sixteenth, the battery went into camp at King's Bridge, where it remains yet. During this campaign the company have been in action seven times, and marched five hundred and twenty (520) miles. They have lost one wagon, fifty horses, and one caisson.
miles south-west of Marietta, where it arrived on the fifth, remaining till the eighth, when it moved three miles north of Marietta, where it remained till the evening of the tenth, when it march toward Rome via Allatoona. At that point, Colonel Fowler's brigade (the Third) was put on cars and sent forward. The division arrived at Rome the twelfth, and next day marched toward Resaca, reaching that place, and passing through it and Snake Gap on the fifteenth. We passed Villanow on the sixteenth, and stopped for the night in Ship's Gap, on Taylor's Ridge. On the seventeenth, we moved to La Fayette, and on the eighteenth, to Summerville; on the nineteenth, to Alpine, and on the twentieth, to Gaylesville, and on the twenty-first, moved out seven miles on Little River, and went into camp, where we remained till the twenty-fourth, when the division, with the First of this corps, went in the direction of Gadsden on a reconnoissance. On the twenty-fifth, this division having been le
and two wounded. Casualties on our side, none. The time from November ninth to the fifteenth was principally spent in preparing for the grand campaign which was to follow. 15th. The regiment left their camp at Atlanta at seven A. M., with sixteen officers, two hundred and forty-four musket-bearing men, forty-six daily-duty men, musicians, and non-commissioned staff, being an aggregate of three hundred and six men; and marched to near Stone Mountain, and bivouacked at four A. M. of the sixteenth. 16th. Marched at seven A. M. Crossed Yellow River at half-past 12 P. M., and bivouacked at half-past 5 P. M. at Turtle Field. 17th. Marched at five A. M. Bivouacked at half-past 4 P. M., near Ulcofauhatchie River, on Circle road. 18th. Marched at half-past 5 A. M., and cross ed Ulcofauhatchie River. At seven A. M., passed through Social Circle, and halted for dinner at Ridgeway, fifty-seven miles from Atlanta. Regiment and brigade guarding train. Bivouacked at six P. M. one
Charleston. They brought the news that the Stono River was open and the rebel batteries dismantled there, and corroborated the previous information. And on the sixteenth, five deserters from Fort Sumter, by way of Morris Island, corroborated the above, with the further statement that they could see no batteries in passing the lena most fortuitous concurrence of circumstances, such as would probably have insured its easy accomplishment, the General finally concluded, on the evening of the sixteenth, to let General Benham make preparations for carrying out his plan for the occupation of James Island. But he directed him, at the same time, to inform the junided to Generals Wright and Stevens, by General Benham's orders, expressly to disable the cannon if taken and we were temporarily repulsed. On the morning of the sixteenth, in clouded moonlight, the supporting column was in its position before four o'clock, as directed, at our outer pickets, but it waited there over one hour, till
attle of Antietam near Sharpsburgh, on the seventeenth instant. The enemy, routed at passes of South-Mountain on the fourteenth, were rapidly pursued and brought to a stand near Sharpsburgh, on the westerly side of Antietam Creek, on the sixteenth instant. Massed in rear of our forces, drawn up in line of battle under General McClellan, this corps remaining inactive during the day, was moved on the night of the sixteenth and morning of the seventeenth to the right of our line to strengthen General Hooker, who had, at noon of the sixteenth, crossed the creek and engaged the enemy's advance. Just after the break of day, we were aroused from a brief slumber by sharp firing of musketry in front of General Hooker's position. The corps, then commanded by the lamented General Mansfield, was by that officer immediately put in motion. My brigade — formed in columns of battalions closed in mass — I directed toward a battery which I was ordered to support; but before reaching the sam
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