teers were assigned to special duty in Atlanta — the former as provost-guard, and the latter reporting to Colonel Beck with, Chief Commissary.
During the month of September, nothing occurred to disturb the routine of camp life.
About the first of October, a general movement of all the corps, excepting the Twentieth, was made to the rear to meet certain movements of the enemy.
Our corps being left to hold Atlanta, we commenced the construction of an inner line of forts and rifle-pits, our cath October, when, having received leave of absence, he left for Illinois; since his absence I have had command.
While lying at the river, frequent details were made for foraging purposes.
The First brigade, having moved back from Atlanta on first October, all the regiments furnished men for foraging parties.
On the twenty-fourth of October, I was sent out in charge of a party of five hundred and fifty men, and a train of wagons, to be gone three days. On the second day out, the party was att