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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
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our hands were wounded by the sabre alone. December 5. We marched from Alexander to Jacksonboro, covering the rear of the Fourteenth army corps. December 6. The First brigade (Colonel Murray) marched to Springfield, moving in rear of the Twentieth army corps. The Second brigade (Colonel Atkins) moved to Hudson Ferry. December 7. When near Sisters' Ferry, the Ninth Michigan, (Colonel Acker,) acting as rearguard to the Second brigade, received and repulsed an attack made by Ferguson's cavalry. December 8. Second brigade crossed Ebenezer Creek, and the whole command united on the Monteith road, ten (10) miles south of Springfield. From this point the command moved in rear of the Seventeenth army corps, detachments covering the rear of several army corps, till the army reached the rebel lines and commenced the investment of Savannah. December 13. My command crossed the Ogeechee and Canoucher rivers, and marched to attack and capture Fort McAllister. Strikin
December 7. When near Sisters' Ferry, the Ninth Michigan, (Colonel Acker,) acting as rearguard to the Second brigade, received and repulsed an attack made by Ferguson's cavalry.
railroad. Early this morning, I received orders to detach Jones's brigade to guard the headquarters trains to Station No. Eleven, and with my two other brigades and a battalion of Michigan Engineers, to destroy the part of the road specified from Davisboro westward. My orders were executed, and the remaining five miles of road, with a number of bridges, trestle-work, and water-tanks, were effectually destroyed. While my troops were engaged in this work, they were attacked by a portion of Ferguson's brigade of rebel cavalry, who kept up a desultory fire upon us for an hour and a half, and were driven off by my skirmishers. They wounded one of my men, and captured four others who were out foraging. The fire of my skirmishers upon them was more effective, killing three and wounding a number. The country through which the railroad passes, from No. Thirteen to No. Eleven, requires description. It is a continuous morass, known as Williamson's Creek or Swamp. The stream is quite a l
ntinued to flee. Taking the Alexandria road, encamped a distance of five miles. 5th. Marched at seven o'clock; travelling twenty-two miles, encamped at Jacksonboro. 6th. Marched through Sylvania to the Middle Ground road; covered the rear of the Twentieth army corps, moving on Springfield; encamped, having travelled twenty-four miles. During the day, a scouting-party from the Ninth Pennsylvania attacked in the rear, and entirely dispersing it, a small advance-guard of the rebel General Ferguson, whose column was moving on this road. Changing his course, however, he attacked the Second brigade, which was moving in the rear of the Fourteenth corps. 7th. Marched at nine A. M., travelling eleven miles. 8th. Marched at ten o'clock A. M., through Springfield; camped at twelve o'clock M. The marches of December sixth, seventh, and eighth in the rear were hard ones, by reason of the swamps, rendered almost impassable by the march of an army corps over them. 9th. Marched a
ble, J. P. Templeton, J. C. Owings. Company H, Captain John C. Summer. Killed: Private L. F. Russell. Wounded: Lieutenant D. A. Drickert, privates M. Adams, W. F. Green, J. T. Hattawanger, J. M. Stuck, J. A. Smith, J. C. Nunnamaker. Company I, Captain D. M. H. Langston. Killed: Private J. B. F. Hollingsworth. Wounded: Captain D. M. H. Langston, Sergeant E. Williams, (since died,) Corporal J. G. A. Holland, (since died,) privates M. Blakely, J. E. Bell, E. M. Compton, G. McDunnon, C. C. Ferguson, William Holland, J. T. Langston, M. M. McQuown, William Ray, Sergeant W. B. Byrd. Company K, Captain S. M. Lanford. Killed: Corporal W. A. Smith, private J. L. Gentry. Wounded: Captain S. M. Lanford, (since died,) Lieutenant W. H. Young, Corporal C. P. Verner, privates J. P. Havener, Levi Hill, G. T. Hyatt, W. J. Mayes, J. S. Rountree, R. A. Shands, E. E. Smith, James Story, A. C. Stripling, W. T. Wofford. Number of officers carried into action, 37; enlisted men, 431 ; total, 468