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rd. Some men were thrown over in boats, but no bridge was laid. General Sherman detained General Blair near Station No. 4 1/2 for the left wing to come up. December 6. Reconnoissances were made to-ward Wright's Bridge and the bridge at Eden Station (Jenks's Bridge) with a view to saving them, if possible. Colonel Williaeft in our hands were wounded by the sabre alone. December 5. We marched from Alexander to Jacksonboro, covering the rear of the Fourteenth army corps. December 6. The First brigade (Colonel Murray) marched to Springfield, moving in rear of the Twentieth army corps. The Second brigade (Colonel Atkins) moved to Hudson to communicate with Fourteenth corps. Michigan Engineers ordered to army headquarters.--Weather: Fine.--Road: Fair.--Supplies: Plenty.--Distance: Six miles. December 6. Order of march: Cavalry, Third, Second, and First divisions.--Weather: Good; it rained during the night.--Road: Fair, swampy. Supplies: plenty.--Distance:
December 6. Reconnoissances were made to-ward Wright's Bridge and the bridge at Eden Station (Jenks's Bridge) with a view to saving them, if possible. Colonel Williamson's brigade of General Woods's division reached the former in time to save much of the timber, but all the planking and several of the trestles were already burned. He, however, constructed a foot-bridge and crossed over a small force which he pushed forward toward the railroad. A small detachment went as far as the Twenty-Mile Station and returned, skirmishing all the way. This brigade skirmished considerably with the enemy near night. Colonel Oliver's brigade, of Hazen's division, made the reconnnoissance to Jenks's Bridge, but found the bridge destroyed. I sent an officer, Lieutenant Harney, with a select party to strike the Gulf Railroad, but he found the bridge across the Cannoucher burned and the approaches were guarded by rebels, so that he was compelled to return without doing the work. Another p
December 6. The First brigade (Colonel Murray) marched to Springfield, moving in rear of the Twentieth army corps. The Second brigade (Colonel Atkins) moved to Hudson Ferry.
December 6. Order of march: Cavalry, Third, Second, and First divisions.--Weather: Good; it rained during the night.--Road: Fair, swampy. Supplies: plenty.--Distance: Thirteen miles.
d division trains, crossing railroad at Lumpkins Station, passing through the town of Habersham to Smith's plantation, marching sixteen miles. December fifth, moved at daylight, camping at Buck Creek P. O., having marched sixteen miles. December sixth, moved at half-past 6 A. M., crossing Buck and Black Creeks, camping after a march of eighteen miles. Road badly obstructed by fallen trees; removed them during the night. December seventh, left camp at half-past 6 A. M., and marching fiftfrom Thomas Station, and drove them in confusion through Waynesboro and two miles beyond. Division followed up and supported General Kilpatrick during the day and then made a night march to Alexander. December fifth, reached Jacksonboro. December sixth, arrived at Beaver Dam Creek and joined the other two divisions of the corps. December seventh, late at night, reached Sisters Ferry. December eighth, remained in camp during the day and had considerable skirmishing with the advance of the e
our miles, and encamped about midnight. December sixth, started at six A. M., marched about ten mecember 5.--Marched two miles south-east. December 6.--Marched seventeen miles in same direction.ns to pass. Moved two miles, and camped. December 6th.--Resumed the march, guarding the rear of mped eight miles south-east of Sylvania. December 6.--Marched eleven miles south-east to sixteentry poor. Distance to-day, twelve miles. December 6.--Moved at eight A. M., being the Second div M. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles. December 6.--Like yesterday, we spent this one with thelock P. M., having marched fifteen miles. December 6.--Marched in advance of corps fourteen milesa. Reached Turkey Creek about four P. M., December sixth, and arrived within shelling distance of ten P. M., having marched fifteen miles. December sixth, broke camp at six A. M. Third division in Ogeechee and marched through Louisville. December sixth, arrived at Springfield, and on the tenth,[5 more...]
onday, Dec. 54 00 P. M.6 00 P. M.281Near Little OgeecheeFineSwampyTrain of cavalry division, two hundred and eleven wagons, ordered to move with corps train. Tuesday, Dec. 66 00 A. M.4 30 P. M.1626Cowper CreekFine, rained during nightSwampySwamps very bad; road barricaded by felled trees. Wednesday, Dec. 78 30 A. M.4 00 P. M.968N 7th. Marched at nine A. M., travelling eleven miles. 8th. Marched at ten o'clock A. M., through Springfield; camped at twelve o'clock M. The marches of December sixth, seventh, and eighth in the rear were hard ones, by reason of the swamps, rendered almost impassable by the march of an army corps over them. 9th. Marchedtant Adjutant-General: sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the movements and actions of my regiment, from the fourteenth of November to December sixth. November 14.--Moved with the brigade from Marietta, Georgia, in the direction of Atlanta, my regiment moving in rear of the brigade. 15th. The briga
h. Camped near Louisville at dark. December first, left camp at daylight, and camped at eight P. M., nothing of import transpiring. December second, left camp at half-past 6 A. M. Camped at Buckhead Creek at eight P. M. December third, left camp at half-past 5 A. M. Marched eighteen miles, and encamped at four P. M. Weather cloudy. December fourth, showers during the night. Nothing of importance transpiring. December fifth, left camp at dark. Camped at twelve P. M. Forage plenty. December sixth, left camp at nine A. M. Camped at dark. December seventh, left camp near Sylvania at ten A. M. Rain all night. Passed through the worst kind of swamps on road until daylight. December eighth, resumed the march at half-past 8 A. M. Weather good. Camped at dark. December ninth, left camp at eight A. M. Advance engaged with the enemy. First division, in advance, found the enemy strongly posted in earth-works at Cypress Swamp. First brigrade moved forward in the centre, Second brigade
M.; then halted, resuming the march at eight A. M. During the forenoon heard artillery-firing to our right and rear. Halted at two P. M. for dinner. Started again at half-past 4, and at six P. M. halted for the night, and this regiment went on picket. Marched yesterday and to-day about seventeen (17) miles. Monday, December fifth, leaving camp at fifteen minutes past nine A. M., marched steadily until forty-five minutes past eight P. M. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles. Tuesday, December sixth, started at nine o'clock A. M., marching in rear of brigade wagontrain. Were delayed much during the day by obstructions placed in the roads by the enemy. Went into camp at forty-five minutes past eight P. M., having marched about nine (9) miles. Wednesday, December seventh, moved at seven A. M., marching through swamps nearly all day. At five P. M., crossed Turkey Branch, and encamped at half-past 6 P. M.; marched nine (9) miles. Thursday, December eighth, marched at fiftee