ed men. On the twenty-fifth, I received an order to join with my brigade a foraging expedition to be sent out on the following day under the command of Brigadier-General Geary.
According to directions my command reported to General Geary on the Decatur road at six A. M., on the twenty-sixth, and was assigned, in connection with a battery of artillery, to the duty of covering the rear of the column.
Passing through Decatur at eleven A. M., my command reached Stone Mountain at half-past 9 P. M. Early on the twenty-seventh, by General Geary's direction, I sent out two regiments, the One Hundred and First Illinois and Eighty-second Ohio veteran volunteers, to assist in loading wagons with corn.
They returned to camp at half-past 6 P. M., having succeeded, in spite of the very inclement weather and prowling detachments of hostile cavalry, in loading one hundred and ninety-six wagons.
On the twenty-eighth, by direction of General Geary, I proceeded with my brigade, a section of artill