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al-in-Chief, I abandoned my designs of attack, and, with my command, moved to reconnoitre St. Catharine's Sound, and open up communication with our fleet. This was accomplished before ten o'clock the same day on which Fort McAllister fell. December 16. The command returned to the vicinity of Kingsbridge and went into camp, picketing the Canoucher and country in the direction of the Altamaha. December 17. Colonel Atkins, with upward of two thousand (2000) men of my command, moved inion of Fourteenth corps. December 14. Two regiments of Second division pushed over on to Hutchinson's Island. December 15. Second regiment Massachusetts volunteers reenforced Third regiment Wisconsin volunteers on Argyle Island. December 16. Second brigade, Third division, relieved remainder of Second brigade, First division, the latter crossing over to Argyle Island. December 19. The regiments of the Second brigade, First division, crossed over to the South-Carolina sho
December 16. The command returned to the vicinity of Kingsbridge and went into camp, picketing the Canoucher and country in the direction of the Altamaha.
Third regiment Wisconsin volunteers crossed to Argyle Island. Steamer Resolute captured. December 13. The remainder of the Third brigade, First division, moved to Cherokee Hill to protect the rear, and formed connection on its left with portion of Fourteenth corps. December 14. Two regiments of Second division pushed over on to Hutchinson's Island. December 15. Second regiment Massachusetts volunteers reenforced Third regiment Wisconsin volunteers on Argyle Island. December 16. Second brigade, Third division, relieved remainder of Second brigade, First division, the latter crossing over to Argyle Island. December 19. The regiments of the Second brigade, First division, crossed over to the South-Carolina shore and intrenched themselves between Clydesdale Creek and the house of Mr. Izzard. December 21. Savannah having been evacuated by the enemy, the Second division took possession of the city early in the morning. The Third and First divisions ar
supplies: 57,000 rations bread, about nine and a half days; 161,000 rations coffee, about twenty-seven days; 117,000 rations sugar, about nineteen days; 30,000 rations salt meat, about five days; and an abundance of salt, with some candles and soap. We also started with five hundred and fifty head of beef cattle and have yet remaining seventy-five head. On these supplies, together with what was drawn from the country, the division subsisted from the sixteenth of November to the sixteenth of December. The amount of sweet potatoes, hogs, cattle, and poultry taken in the country and consumed by the troops cannot be estimated, but it must have been very large, the men living well. The division destroyed quite effectually eighteen miles of railroad and two large bridges — that over Rocky Comfort Creek on the Augusta road, and that over Oconee River at Milledgeville, as well as the State magazine at that place. It destroyed, I feel quite sure, over one thousand bales of cotton
lonel Hawley at once upon Argyle Island. December 16.--Received orders from Brigadier-General WiArgyle Island, near the Third Wisconsin. December 16th.--Were shelled from the South-Carolina shh.--Remained in camp without any change. December 16th.--Broke camp at six A. M. Marched to the d ten pounds of rice to one hundred men. December 16.--Moved at six o'clock A. M. up the river, rew up breastworks in front of regiment. December 16.--Crossed Savannah River at Cummings's Ferrrst Northern news since leaving Atlanta. December 16.--No change in position to-day. The usual Ohio volunteers,Wounded, left foot, slight,16th December. 3John Cooper,Private, 29th Ohio volunteeenaugh, company B, private, hip, severe, December sixteenth; James Earley, company F, private, leg, brigade, of General Jackson's division. December 16.--Colonel Dustin, commanding Second brigadember fifteenth, remained in position. December sixteenth, at seven A. M., brigade moved to the le
der howitzers, also the gunboat Samson, armed with two thirty-two pounder howitzers, with their tender, (Resolute,) a small steamer. After an engagement of about three quarters of an hour, from two thousand four hundred to two thousand seven hundred yards, they were forced to retire up the river leaving their tender behind disabled, together with her officers and crew, numbering about thirty, our expenditure of ammunition being one hundred and thirty-eight rounds. On the morning of December sixteenth, one section, under Lieutenant Scott, was thrown over the river on Argyle Island, and immediately intrenched themselves. On the morning of the eighteenth engaged a section of rebel artillery on South-Carolina shore. After firing thirteen rounds, silenced their guns, at a distance of one thousand five hundred yards, with no casualties. On the morning of the nineteenth, a regiment of rebel cavalry made their appearance about two thousand two hundred yards' distance, on the South-Carol
artillery-firing was quite brisk by the enemy all day. We were very busy in strengthening our works, and at night established skirmish-pits in our front. Wednesday, December fourteenth, remained in same position all day. Order received from Major-General Sherman, announcing the capture of Fort McAllister by the Second division, Fifteenth corps, thereby opening communication with the fleet and General Foster. Thursday, December fifteenth, nothing unusual occurred this day. Friday, December sixteenth, a rebel gunboat came up the river to-day, and fired several shots very near us. At night a fort was laid out near the bank of the river on our left. Saturday, December seventeenth, received first mail from the North since leaving Atalanta. Monday, December nineteenth, fresh hard bread was issued to-day, causing a feeling of general satisfaction among the men. A mail left the brigade. Tuesday, December twentieth, at dark the regiment was detailed to work on a fort in front