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r the troops was found in the surrounding country, and the whole command was abundantly supplied by sending foraging parties out daily to collect it. On the twenty-fourth, General Morgan's division rejoined the corps, from its expedition against Forrest. For a history of the movements of this division during this period, I wishity of Milledgeville by the afternoon. The Twentieth corps had already reached the city, the evening previous, from the direction of Madisonville. On the twenty-fourth, Carlin's and Morgan's divisions, with their trains, crossed the river, and went into camp a few miles beyond the bridge, preparatory to the advance upon Sandet, two arsenals, a powder magazine, and other public buildings and shops were burned. The railroad track for five miles toward Gordon was destroyed. On the twenty-fourth, the march was resumed, and the divisions encamped near Gum Creek; and on the twenty-fifth, after some delay, to rebuild the bridges over Buffalo Creek and Swa
side of the Oconee, and the Third division on the west side, near the bridge. Large quantities of arms, ammunition, and accoutrements were found and destroyed, as well as salt and other public property. The report of Colonel Hawley, commander of post, forwarded herewith, will give the details of this property. The railroad depot, two arsenals, a powder magazine, and other public buildings and shops were burned. The railroad track for five miles toward Gordon was destroyed. On the twenty-fourth, the march was resumed, and the divisions encamped near Gum Creek; and on the twenty-fifth, after some delay, to rebuild the bridges over Buffalo Creek and Swamp, the head of the column encamped about seven miles from Sandersville. Some skirmishing was had, and the enemy's cavalry was driven away by Colonel Robinson's brigade just as we were going into camp. On the following morning, (twenty-sixth,) two regiments of Carman's brigade, Jackson's division, drove away the rebel cavalry,
low River, destroying five miles of the Georgia Railroad. The march was continued through Covington to Harris's plantation, where we turned southward toward Shady Dale, and on to Milledgeville, where we arrived on the twenty-third. On the twenty-fourth, we crossed the Oconee and marched on Sandersville, arriving there on the twenty-seventh. On the twenty-eighth, we arrived at Davisboro. Continuing the march due east, through Louisville, we struck the Augusta and Millen Railroad at Lumpkin Near Yellow River the brigade destroyed two and a half miles of railroad. November nineteenth, we again resumed our march, and on the twenty-third day of November I camped my troops about one mile from Milledgeville. On the morning of the twenty-fourth, my brigade marched through Milledgeville, and crossing the Oconee River, we took the Sandersville road, and reached Sandersville on the twenty-seventh. Here I received orders from General Davis to hold the town until all the trains of the
les from Decatur. At eleven A. M., on the twenty-fourth, this brigade moved from its encampment, h two hundred men for that purpose. On the twenty-fourth, this detail was reduced to one hundred me horses and mules. At six A. M., on the twenty-fourth, my brigade resumed its march, leading then the twenty-third remained there. On the twenty-fourth, marched toward Hebron, about fifteen milehe twenty-second. On the morning of the twenty-fourth, we again took up the line of march, movin, where we remained one day. On the twenty-fourth instant, resumed the march in an easterly direhe twenty-second; we marched thence on the twenty-fourth, and passed through Sandersville on the twought from near the Oconoco River. On the twenty-fourth, (8) eight horses, (8) eight mules, (25) t Decatur for Atlanta at seven A. M. of the twenty-fourth. No enemy was seen, excepting a few strage in the evening. On the morning of the twenty-fourth, the expedition marched to Atlanta, and th
rage and provisions within a radius of five miles. About dark the train was put in motion leading to Atlanta by Colonel Dustin, my battery acting as rear-guard as far as Decatur, where we arrived about four o'clock A. M. On the morning of the twenty-fourth, about seven o'clock A. M., we again started for Atlanta, acting as advance-guard, where we arrived about ten o'clock A. M., went into camp in our old camping-ground, where we remained until the morning of November thirteenth, when we were ory-first day of October, when it formed part of the guard of the foraging expedition, which went out that day, under command of Colonel Dustin, commanding Third division, Twentieth army corps, and was absent four days, returning to camp on the twenty-fourth. During the expedition I procured two large loads of corn, and about one thousand pounds pork, three hundred pounds mutton, and fifteen bushels potatoes. Previous to this, two wagons were sent at two different times, and once after, three w
sed Ocmulgee River at Ocmulgee Mills, where I received orders to take my regiment and guard the division train through to Milledgeville. Arriving there on the twenty-fourth, received orders to join the brigade which moved in the direction of Sparta, camping some eight (8) miles from Milledegville. 25th. My regiment moved in thark, the enemy having been repulsed and severely punished, when we moved out and encamped near Gordon. Remained in camp at Gordon most of the next day. On the twenty-fourth, we arrived at Milledgeville, and after remaining a few hours to draw rations, crossed the Oconee River and encamped seven (7) miles from the city. In continuthe battery was in action near Macon; had one wagon broken and destroyed. On the twenty-third, near Gordon, broke an axle and destroyed a caisson. On the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, and twenty-seventh, the company marched one hundred and twenty-three (123) miles, to Waynesboro; had thirty (30) horses killed and
October 21.--We received orders to march as a portion of guard to a wagon-train of some eight hundred teams. We moved in the direction of Flat Shoals eighteen miles, assisted in loading the train with corn, and returned to Atlanta on the twenty-fourth. 29th. Moved with the First brigade to Decatur, and formed portion of rear-guard to a forage train, coming in same day. November 5.--Moved out of the city three miles, encamped for the night, and returned to the city next day. which duty the regiment participated. On the twenty-third, the command was engaged and assisted in destroying the railroad from Milledgeville, in the direction of Gordon Junction, returning the same night, and leaving Milledgeville on the twenty-fourth. On the twenty-sixth, the Georgia Central Railroad was struck and the work of destruction commenced, which duty was repeated at times through the remainder of the campaign. On the twenty-eighth of November, while engaged in this duty near D
Doc. 13.-destruction of the Alabama. Report of Captain John A. Winslow. United States steamer Kearsarge, Cherbourg, France, June 19 P. M., 1864. sir: I have the honor to inform the department that the day subsequent to the arrival of the Kearsarge off this port, on the twenty-fourth instant, I received a note from Captain Semmes, begging that the Kearsarge would not depart, as he intended to fight her, and would delay her but a day or two. According to this notice, the Alabama left the port of Cherbourg this morning at about half-past 9 o'clock. At twenty minutes past ten A. M., we discovered her steering toward us. Fearing the question of jurisdiction might arise, we steamed to sea until a distance of six or seven miles was attained from the Cherbourg break-water, when we rounded to and commenced steaming for the Alabama. As we approached her, within about one thousand two hundred yards, she opened fire, we receiving two or three broadsides before a shot was retur
several hours, the enemy being compelled to withdraw with loss. Some of the batteries of Colonel S. D. Lee's battalion were ordered to aid those of Colonel Walton, and, under their united fire, the enemy was forced to abandon his position on the north side of the river, burning, in his retreat, the railroad bridge and the neighboring dwellings. The rise of the river rendering the lower fords impassable, enabled the enemy to concentrate his main body opposite General Jackson, and on the twenty-fourth, Longstreet was ordered to proceed to his support. Although retarded by the swollen condition of Hazel River and other tributaries of the Rappahannock, he reached Jeffersonton in the afternoon. General Jackson's command lay between that place and the Springs ford, and a warm cannonade was progressing between the batteries of A. P. Hill's division and those of the enemy. The enemy was massed between Warrenton and the Springs, and guarded the fords of the Rappahannock as far above as Wa
ral Huger's Division: sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the different regiments composing my brigade at the time, on the twenty-fifth, and twenty-sixth, and twenty-seventh of last month: On the twenty-fourth ultimo the brigade left Petersburg for Richmond, with orders to report to General Lee. About ten o'clock at night, I reached Richmond, with the Twenty-fifth North Carolina volunteers, (Colonel Rutledge;) the Twenty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Fortnemy. Captain Aylett immediately turned over the command to me, and used diligence to show me the position of our forces and the enemy, and made the following report of the action of the regiment up to the time of my arrival: That on the twenty-fourth instant, at half past 4 o'clock P. M., the Fifty-third Virginia regiment, the Ninth Virginia regiment, and the Fifth Virginia battalion, were sent out to relieve the Third Georgia regiment, on the advance line, between the Williamsburg road and t
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