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omplishment of the latter. The railroad, however, was very thoroughly destroyed, and the command returned to camp. December 21. The enemy evacuated Savannah, the army occupied the city, and the operations of the cavalry closed. In carryinghe General Commanding to the accompanying map, drawn by my Chief Engineer; it is, I think, perfectly accurate. December twenty-first, it was discovered that the enemy had evacuated his position in our front; and the report of my Chief of Artiller the Twentieth corps, from date of the occupation of Atlanta (September second) to the entrance into this city on twenty-first December ultimo. The several divisions of the corps were encamped in Atlanta mainly within the circuit of the enemy's oed 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.
December 21. The enemy evacuated Savannah, the army occupied the city, and the operations of the cavalry closed. In carrying out the orders of the Commander-in-Chief in making the diversions indicated, some mistakes may have been made. Yet I believe that the principal operations and diversions required of the cavalry have been, throughout tile march, successfully accomplished. Certainly it is a fact, that not once has the enemy;s cavalry been able to reach the train or flank of one of our many infantry columns. We have three times crossed, from left to right and right to left, in front of our army, and have marched upward of five hundred and forty miles since the fourteenth of November. Have destroyed fourteen thousand and seven bales of cotton, two hundred and seventy-one cotton-gins, and much other valuable property. Have captured two (2) three-inch rifled guns, and have them now in use. Captured and destroyed eight hundred and sixty-five stands of small arms; have take
consin 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 arrived during the day.
sted in a small fort protected with artillery, went in line for the night. December tenth, the enemy fell back during the night, and we resumed our march until the evening of the eleventh, when we took up our position in line in front of Savannah, relieving part of the Seventeenth army corps. Here we remained until the twenty-first, during which time nothing of note occurred save regular skirmishing, which was kept up between the pickets, but with no loss whatever on our part. December twenty-first, the enemy disappearing from our front, the brigade was ordered forward to discover the whereabouts of the enemy if possible ; but meeting with no opposition whatever, marched into the city at eight A. M., and, pursuant to orders, returned to our old position, where we remained during the night. December twenty-second, marched forward and went into camp on west side of the city. During the time mentioned in this report the brigade destroyed about fourteen (14) miles of railroad.
ing companies, and lay in works all day. December 21st.--Received news that Savannah was occupien H. Ketcham, severe wound in left leg December twenty-first. One officer wounded, and three enlist found to be the evacuation of Savannah. December 21.--Crossed river to Argyle Island, and part night, the enemy shelling them heavily. December 21.--After three o'clock this morning the firie prosecution of the duty assigned them. December 21st.--The enemy having evacuated their positiey continued shelling until one A. M. of December 21, when we received notice that they were evaral of the corps. On the morning of December twenty-first, before day, I was notified that the egiment remained in this position until December twenty-first, when it moved to its present camp, onent, from the occupation of Atlanta to December twenty-first. The day after its entry into Atlany's batteries until the morning of the twenty-first December. At sunrise of that day I received or[13 more...]
November fifteenth, taking the Augusta road. One man died of disease, November eighteenth, near Madison. From this date until arriving in front of Savannah, December tenth, nothing worthy of note in a report transpired. December thirteenth, nineteen rounds of ammunition were expended, mostly thrown into the city. Twenty rounds were fired on the twentieth, at a boat which had moved up from the city, and was annoying our troops on Hutchinson's Island. Battery moved into Savannah, December twenty-first. One hundred and twenty rounds were expended on morning of twenty-first, in endeavoring to drive off the enemy from a boat on the river, from which they were unloading supplies. On afternoon of same day battery was moved to West Broad street, where it is now parked. On the march from Atlanta there were picked up by my command about eight horses and fifteen mules, in all twenty-three animals. The stock worn out on the march was turned into Quartermaster's department. On the marc
ring 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. date . 1864Commandant.Quartermasters in Charge.Army Wagons.Ambulances.Two-Horse Wagons.CartsBuggies.Pounds Corn.Pounds Fodder.Commissary Stores in large quanti
e command; all the animals and equipments of a light battery; the horses of the officers, and a large amount of private stores, placed in the Fort for safety. To my entire staff especial praise is due, for their faithful and efficient conduct during the entire campaign. After the fall of McAllister, the division was directed to destroy the Gulf Railroad for a distance of twenty miles west of the Ogeechee, which it proceeded to do in the most thorough manner, completing the work December twenty-first. I would respectfully call attention to accompanying reports of brigade commanders. Also to drawing of Fort McAllister, and a map of the country passed over. The supply-train of this division on leaving Atlanta consisted of eighty-three six-mule wagons. I transferred to other commands, after reaching the vicinity of this place, twenty-two thousand rations. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. B. Hazen, Brigadier-General. General Corse's Report. head
as 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 Captain Samuel B. Wheelock, of this regiment, to be true; when the brigade moved forward, immediately occupying their works, and from thence moved directly into the city, arriving at the City Ha
Sherman has but to follow out his plans in order to reap still greater advantages for the country and renown for himself. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. A. Dahlgren, Rear-Admiral, Commanding S. A. B. Squadron. flag-steamer Philadelphia, Savannah River, Jan. 4, 1865. Despatch No. 6. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Sir: I have already apprised the department that the army of General Sherman occupied the city of Savannah on the twenty-first December. The rebel army, hardly respectable in numbers or condition, escaped by crossing the river and taking the Union causeway toward the railroad. I have walked about the city several times, and can affirm that its tranquillity is undisturbed. The Union soldiers who are stationed within its limits are as orderly as if they were in New-York or Boston. . . . . One effect of the march of General Sherman through Georgia, has been to satisfy the people that their credulity has been i