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enth corps encamped in the vicinity of Station No. 3, ceasing to destroy the railroad after leaving Ogeechee Church. December 8. By the map there appeared to be a road between the Big and Little Ogeechee Rivers. As the enemy was reported in solonel Acker,) acting as rearguard to the Second brigade, received and repulsed an attack made by Ferguson's cavalry. December 8. Second brigade crossed Ebenezer Creek, and the whole command united on the Monteith road, ten (10) miles south of Svel, and the weather, during the march, superb. Supplies of all kinds were very abundant. From the first to the eighth of December, our line of march was down the Peninsula between the Ogeechee and Savannah Rivers, following the Louisville and Sa but swampy. The crossing of Jack's Creek near Springfield was very bad.--Supplies: Abundant.--Distance: Ten miles. December 8. Order of march: Cavalry, Second, First, Third divisions and train.--Weather: Fine.--Road: Good, until the troops st
December 8. By the map there appeared to be a road between the Big and Little Ogeechee Rivers. As the enemy was reported in some force near the Twelve-Mile post, having a line of works in his front, I resolved to turn his position by sending two divisions of the Fifteenth corps down the west bank of the Ogeechee, which were to force a crossing of the Cannoucher, and sent forward sufficient force to break the Gulf Railroad, and secure, if possible, King's Bridge, over the Ogeechee, about a mile above the railroad, also to reconnoitre with one division between the Ogeechee rivers. The movement on the right bank led; General Osterhaus in person conducted it with his First and Second divisions. I accompanied General Corse, who found a good ridge road on the left bank of the Big Ogeechee. We came upon some carefully constructed works some three miles and a half from Station No. 2, but they were abandoned. The road was obstructed with trees at several points, but the obstructio
December 8. Second brigade crossed Ebenezer Creek, and the whole command united on the Monteith road, ten (10) miles south of Springfield. From this point the command moved in rear of the Seventeenth army corps, detachments covering the rear of several army corps, till the army reached the rebel lines and commenced the investment of Savannah.
Rivers, and encamped near Louisville. On the thirtieth, the First and Second divisions moved up the Ogeechee to Coward's Bridge, which was found partly destroyed, but easily repaired. The whole corps encamped about three miles south of Louisville. Between the Oconee and Ogeechee, the roads, excepting at the river and swamp crossings, were good, the country very level, and the weather, during the march, superb. Supplies of all kinds were very abundant. From the first to the eighth of December, our line of march was down the Peninsula between the Ogeechee and Savannah Rivers, following the Louisville and Savannah Road, encamping on the first on Baker's Creek; on the second, at Buckhead Church; on the third, at Horse Creek; on the fourth, at Little Ogeechee; on the fifth, at Sylvania Cross-Roads; on the sixth, near Cowpens Creek; on the seventh, on Jack's Branch, near Springfield; and on the eighth, near Eden Cross-Roads. As we approached the coast, the surface of the coun
December 8. Order of march: Cavalry, Second, First, Third divisions and train.--Weather: Fine.--Road: Good, until the troops struck the Eden Cross-Road, which was very swampy.--Supplies: Plenty.--Distance: Ten miles.
y obstructed by fallen trees, but by heavy details removed them, causing but little delay. The bridge at Ebenezer Creek having been destroyed two miles in our front, Colonel's Buell's command went actively to work to construct a new one. December eighth, the bridge having been completed, left camp at ten A. M., crossing Ebenezer Creek, marched to Little Ebenezer Creek, where, after a delay of several hours for completion of pontoons, moved forward to Cyler's Creek; just after going into camng 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 enemy's cavalry; marched at midnight and crossed Ebenezer Creek at three A. M., December ninth. December tenth, encamped within twelve miles of Savanna
e campaign-rain during the entire day. December eighth, resumed our march at seven A. M., and afd Turkey Branch; camped near Springfield. December 8th.--Marched about ten miles. December 9thst of the forenoon. Camped at nine P. M. December 8th.--Resumed the march at seven A. M. Passed Springfield, having marched eleven miles. December 8.--Marched at seven o'clock A. M., leaving wafrom November eighteenth to and including December eighth, twenty days; gross amount of potatoes, 2p one mile south-east of Springfield. December eighth, marched ten miles, and went into camp. of Springfield. Distance, fifteen miles. December 8.--Received orders to march in advance of theistance marched, about twelve (12) miles. December 8th.--The command moved at daylight, crossing Springfield, and encamped at eight P. M. December 8.--Started at eight A. M. Passed through Spriield at four o'clock in the afternoon. December eighth, remained in camp until noon for the Firs[5 more...]
A. M.4 00 P. M.968Near SpringfieldRained hard till noonSwampyCrossed Turkey Creek; Provost-Marshal ordered to take all captured horses to mount the cavalry. Thursday, Dec. 89 00 A. M.12 M. 93SpringfieldFineVery badCrossed Jack's Creek; troops, except Third division, ahead six miles; stopped at Springfield for dinner. Thursday, DThursday, Dec. 83 00 P. M.7 00 P. M.555Cross Roads, Pine WoodsFineGoodExcept the swamps, Third division trains did not get into camp till nine o'clock next morning. Friday, Dec. 99 30 A. M.5 45 P. M.1415Near MonteithCloudyGoodFound forts in front garrisoned by rebels; roads through swamp barricaded; charged on enemy's works through swamps asboro to burn the railroad bridge over Brier Creek, which we accomplished in a thorough manner, firing seventy-nine bents of heavy trestle bridging. On the eighth December, the regiment was under arms and on picket for fifteen hours, covering the army in crossing a difficult swamp near Ebenezer Chapel. At midnight, the enemy sh
ckhead 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 on the right, and Third brigade on the left; charged and took the enemy's works in fine style. Loss in regiment, three (3) wounded. Camped on the captured ground at dark. December tenth, lef
teen (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 fifteen minutes past seven A. M. in advance of the train. Roads better to-day than usual. Encamped at forty-five minutes past four P. M., after having marched about twelve (12) miles. Friday, December ninth, left camp at fifteen minutes past eight A. M. Cannonading heard on our right, apparently in the direction of Savannah. Troops of First division had a slight skirmish with the enemy, driving them from two small forks. Marched about six (6) miles. Saturday,