I. Across Sherman's track (December 19-24, 1864）
Explanatory note.-At the time of this narrative, the writer's eldest sister, Mrs. Troup Butler, was living alone with her two little children on a plantation in Southwest Georgia, between Albany and Thomasville.
Besides our father, who was sixty-two when the war began, and a little brother who was only twelve when it closed, we had no male relations out of the army, and she lived there with no other protector, for a good part of the time, than the negroes themselves.
There were not over a hundred of them on the place, and though they were faithful, and nobody ever thought of being afraid on their account, it was lonely for her to be there among them with no other white person than the overseer, and so the writer and a younger sister, Metta, were usually sent to be her companions during the winter.
The summers she spent with us at the old home.
But in the fall of 1864, while Sherman's army was lying around Atlanta like a pen
n and brought up at the head of Huntingdon street, and parked with Lieutenant Scott's section; about seven o'clock P. M., the section under Lieutenant Freeman arrived, and parked with the rest of battery, where we now remain.
Tabular Statement showing the expenditure of ammunition and casualties during the recent campaign just closed.
expenditure of ammunition.
Case Shot.Fuse Shell.Perc.
294762138December 12, 1864.
13 13December 18, 1864.
3 3December 19, 1864.
10121032December 20, 1864.
9413December 21, 1864.
All of which is respectfully submitted. Charles E. Winegar, Captain First New-York Artillery.
headquarters battery I, First New-York artillery, Savannah, Ga., December 25, 1864. Lieutenant W. H. Mickle, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Artillery Brigade, Twentieth Army Corps:
Lieutenant: I have the honor to report the following list of captured animals and forage from the enemy durin
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e left on the field.
Our casualties during the day were fifty-two killed and wounded. A tabulated list is herewith enclosed.
Both the officers and men of my command behaved well.
Captains Haxall and Worthington and Lieutenants Johnston and Stoney rendered most valuable assistance in the execution of orders while the fight was progressing.
I am, Major, most respectfully, your obedient servant, B. H. Robertson, Brigadier-General.
Headquarters Tulifinny works, South Carolina, December 19, 1864. Major Charles S. Stringfellow, Assistant Adjutant-General, Charleston, South Carolina:
Major — In obedience to instructions from Major-General Jones, dated Pocotaligo, December 6, 1864, directing me to attack the enemy early on the 7th, in his position near this point, I made the following disposition of the force under my command, consisting of about two hundred men of the Forty-seventh regiment Georgia volunteers, commanded by Captain I. C. Thompson; two companies of the Thirty-s
ere furnished, and 32,678 paid commutation, making a total of 292,193.
Between April 23 and July 18, 1864, 113,000 militia for one hundred days were mustered into service.
Under the call of July 18, 1864, for 500,000 men (reduced by excess of credits on previous calls), for one, two, three, and four years, 223,044 men were furnished for one year, 8,340 for two years, 153,049 for three years, 730 for four years, and 1,298 paid commutation, making a total of 386,461.
Under the call of December 19, 1864, for 300,000 men for one, two, three, and four years, 151,363 were furnished for one year, 5,110 for two years, 54,967 for three years, 312 for four years, and 460 paid commutation, making a total of 212,212.
In addition, 182,257 volunteers and militia were furnished from States not called upon for their quota, 166,848 of whom were for three years, and the balance for periods ranging from 60 days to one year.
The grand aggregate of the foregoing is as follows:
Quotas from all