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nto our bands. She was soon repaired, and has since been transferred to the Quarter master's department. On the eighteenth, a brigade of the First division Twentieth corps was thrown across the river, and established near Izzard's plantation, on the South-Carolina shore, in a position which threatened the only line of communication still held by the enemy. A bridge, in the mean time, had been constructed by the enemy from the city to the South-Carolina shore; and on the evening of December twentieth, he commenced the evacuation of the city. The movement was discovered at three A. M. on the twenty-first, and my command was at once moved forward, and occupied the city. For a more detailed account of each day's operations I respectfully refer you to the reports of Major-General J. C. Davis, commanding Fourteenth corps, and Brigadier-General A. S. Williams, commanding Twentieth corps, together with the reports of the subordinate commanders, all of which are herewith inclosed. So fa
ember twelfth, by order of General Carlin, I moved my brigade to the right, crossed the Ogeechee Canal, and relieved General Smith's division, Seventeenth army corps. While holding this position, (with a front of more than two (2) miles,) I forwarded one (1) prisoner of war, captured by the One Hundred and Fourth Illinois, in a slight skirmish at the Lawton Farm, and twenty-seven deserters, who came through my lines on the night of the fifteenth of December. During the night of the twentieth December the rebels evacuated the city, and early the next morning my skirmishers crossed the swamps and rice-fields in my front and took possession of their works, capturing three (3) prisoners. There were ten (10) pieces of ordnance left by the rebels in my front, including two sixty-four (64) pounders. During the day, I moved my brigade over on to the Lawton Farm, and remained until the next morning, when I marched to this camp. Casualties have been from the Eighty-eighth Indiana volunt
aking my position as strong as possible. December 20.--In obedience to orders from the Brigadierew up works. Were shelled by the enemy. December 20th.--Had works built for two guns, which werously, and killed one man on the island. December 20.--The line was extended to the right by a reventh; William Palmatier, Co. C, killed December twentieth; Noah Wixon, Co. H, killed December twenDecember twentieth ; Colonel John H. Ketcham, severe wound in left leg December twenty-first. One officer woundedl Hawley, to assist in capturing a hill. December 20.--Three companies joined with other detachme, and occupied my original position. December twentieth, skirmished all day with the enemy. Dlunteers,Wounded, head, mortal, since died,20th December. Inventory of ordnance and ordnance sfantry. Nothing of importance occurred. December 20.--Still in the same position; the rebels weed, since died; Martin Sachs, company F, December twentieth, wounded severely, head, by a piece of s[3 more...]
GoodFound 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; thirteenth, manned steamer and commenced repairs. Tuesday, Dec. 20     Fine Fort McAllister captured; fifteenth, sent one hundred and fifty wagons to Kingsbridge for supplies; seventeenth, received mail. Wednesday, Dec. 2112 30 P. M.2 30 P. M.550SavannahFineGood turnpikeTwentieth, during day and night rebels evacuating Savannah.    28135   twenty-five marching days, averaging 11 25-100 miles per day. Report of foraging expeditions sent out from Atlanta, Georgia, by the Twentieth army corps, army of Cumberland, in October, 1864. dat
ay, 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 of the right of our brigade, called Fort No. 3, where we worked until half-past 1 A. M., on Wednesday, December twenty-first; when, it being completed, we returned to camp, and soon after noticed signs of the enemy's evacuation of the city, which was ascertained by Colonel Barnum sending a detail of ten (10) men from the One Hundred and Second New-York veteran volunteers across to their works, under command of Captai