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aching the canal, I returned to the Station No. 2, and communicated with General Sherman in person. He was glad of the results of the reconnoissance, but directed me to allow General Blair to continue on the Louisville road. The next day, December ninth, the Seventeenth corps came upon the enemy in rifle-pits, three and a half miles from Station No. 2. General Blair drove the rebels from them, but soon came upon an intrenched line with guns in position. At this place the road led through stance: Ten miles. 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. December 9. Order of march: Cavalry, First, Second, and Third divisions. The First division repulsed the enemy near Monteith.--Weather: Cloudy.--Road: Good pike.--Supplies: plenty.--Distance: Nine miles. December 10. Order of march: Cavalry, Fir
oad. General Osterhaus effected a crossing of the Cannoucher with a couple of brigades, as directed. The Seventeenth corps meanwhile moved up abreast of Station No. 2, having much corduroying to do and many obstructions to clear away. After reaching the canal, I returned to the Station No. 2, and communicated with General Sherman in person. He was glad of the results of the reconnoissance, but directed me to allow General Blair to continue on the Louisville road. The next day, December ninth, the Seventeenth corps came upon the enemy in rifle-pits, three and a half miles from Station No. 2. General Blair drove the rebels from them, but soon came upon an intrenched line with guns in position. At this place the road led through a swamp densely covered with wood and undergrowth, peculiar to this region. The swamp was apparently impassable, yet General Blair moved three lines of battle, preceded by a skirmish-line, along on the right and left of the road for some two or thre
December 9. Order of march: Cavalry, First, Second, and Third divisions. The First division repulsed the enemy near Monteith.--Weather: Cloudy.--Road: Good pike.--Supplies: plenty.--Distance: Nine miles.
Swamp, where we formed line of battle to protect the train while crossing the swamp, and at midnight marched two miles and camped on east side of the swamp. December ninth, resumed the march, but coming upon a small party of the enemy posted in a small fort protected with artillery, went in line for the night. December tenth,s, an attack being apprehended; returned, and the Second and Third brigades, recrossing the creek, bivouacked for the night, having marched (10) ten miles. December ninth, left camp at seven A. M., marching eight miles, (and constructing three bridges.) At Doctor Cuyler's plantation, about fourteen and a half miles from Savannan 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 Savannah, making short marches. Division encamped, December thirteenth, on the Louisville road six miles f
Second division. Marched sixteen miles. December 9th.--My command moved in advance, coming intoout twenty miles north-west of Savannah. December ninth, brigade moved at seven A. M., in advance gfield. December 8.--Camped near Eden. December 9.--Moved out to the Monteith road, reaching t December 8th.--Marched about ten miles. December 9th.--Marched to about fifteen miles from Savaet feet; roads bad, swamps flooding them. December 9.--Marched at eight A. M. Halted at ten A..M.to near Eden; passed through Springfield. December 9.--Marched three miles south to the Monteith marched ten miles, and went into camp. December ninth, changed the direction of our march, and tom December first to eighth inclusive. On December ninth, marched two miles, and had to reconnoitreday, pleasant. Distance, thirteen miles. December 9.--Moved at half-past 8 A. M., following the ing the march was resumed, but until the ninth of December, nothing of importance occurred. On tha[8 more...]
n, Twentieth corps, as the enemy were making demonstrations, both with artillery and dismounted cavalry, on our lines around Atlanta, but in both of the above expeditions there was no expenditure of ammunition or any casualties in my command. On the morning of the fifteenth day of November Atlanta was evacuated by the Federal forces, my battery moving with the troops of the Twentieth corps in the direction of Savannah. When within about twelve miles from Savannah, on the afternoon of December ninth, we encountered two small redoubts on the Augusta dirt-road, occupied both by the enemy's artillery and infantry. One section of my battery under Lieutenant Scott was immediately thrown forward and put in position, with a range of about one thousand two hundred yards. The troops of the First division, Twentieth corps, were immediately deployed, and scattered the enemy without the use of artillery. On the morning of the eleventh day of December, Major J. A. Reynolds again directed me
78 30 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, 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 and rice-fields, carrying them, capturing some prisoners. Saturday, Dec. 1010 00 A. M.4 30 P. M.1053Towards SavannahCloudyGood pikeCaptured General Harrison, Commander of the rebels, in the fight yesterday. Sunday, Dec. 11 to    Before SavannahFine Eleventh, first day's siege; twelfth, captured rebel steamer Resolute; thirteent<
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 it to Bostwick Station, a distance of eight miles, and camped for the night. Thirtieth, marched at half-past 9 A. M. Crossed the Ogeechee River two miles from Louisville, and camped for the night. Nothing of importance occurred until the ninth of December, when the road was found to be obstructed by felled timber, rendering it impossible to advance. The pioneers were ordered forward, but as soon as the work began, the rebels opened a piece of artillery upon the advance, which had halted in
) 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 on the Macon road. 28th. Again at work destroying railroad. 29th. At work on the railroad all day, reaching a point near the Ogeechee River. We left the railroad here and joined the main column. Nothing of importance occurred until December ninth. The regiment, having the advance of the corps, came upon a small body of rebel infantry, with one piece of artillery, intrenched on the road near Monteith. The regiment was quickly deployed, and, advancing through a deep marsh, soon develo