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these expeditions, together with subsistence for the foraging parties. Great credit is due General Geary, Colonels Robinson, Dustin, and Carman, the officers commanding the several expeditions, alsle to Madison, arriving at the latter place on the evening of the eighteenth. At that point General Geary's division moved to the Oconee and destroyed the railroad bridge over that river, the other divisions moving direct to Milledgeville, via Eatonton, Geary's division rejoining the corps at Little River. The corps reached Milledgeville on the twenty-second of November. Two regiments were senn at several points between Madison and the Oconee River, and the bridge at that river burned by Geary's division of the Twentieth corps. On the twenty-fourth of November, both corps moved from nearmanded respectively by Colonels Selfridge, Carman, and Robinson. Second division, Brigadier-General J. W. Geary commanding. Three brigades, commanded by Colonels Pardee, Jones, and Barnum. Thir
November 13. A brigade from each division was sent to destroy the railroad between Atlanta and the Chattahoochee River, which was reported the next morning as effectually done. Changes in the principal commands of the corps since the last campaign,. left the organization as follows: First division, Brigadier-General A. J. Jackson commanding. The brigades commanded respectively by Colonels Selfridge, Carman, and Robinson. Second division, Brigadier-General J. W. Geary commanding. Three brigades, commanded by Colonels Pardee, Jones, and Barnum. Third division, Brigadier-General W. T. Ward commanding. Three brigades, commanded by Colonels F. C. Smith, Dustin, and Ross. A list of regiments composing the brigades will be found in reports of subordinate commanders. The artillery was reduced to four batteries of four guns each; two of three-inch Rodmans, and two of twelve-pounder Napoleons, under charge of Major J. A. Reynolds, Chief of Artillery. The horses were incr
. I remained in Decatur until the last of General Geary's train had passed, when I brought up the of a foraging party under command of Brigadier-General Geary, and returned the same day without ha a forage expedition under command of Brigadier-General Geary, in conjunction with a brigade from Srding to directions my command reported to General Geary on the Decatur road at six A. M., on the tfterward ordered to move to the support of General Geary, whose lines were reported as being dangerg expedition sent out under charge of Brigadier-General Geary, the regiment loading sixty-five (65)participated in, under the command of Brigadier-General Geary, commanding Second division, Twentieting insufficient, I was further ordered by General Geary, commanding division, to send a small regitillery and cavalry, under command of Brigadier-General Geary, which proceeded to the vicinity of Ft from the city, under command of Brigadier-General John W. Geary; left at six A. M., marched about[17 more...]
, guard, and fatigue-duty on the fortifications, and all duty required of troops at garrison posts; remaining until October sixteenth, when it was ordered out on a forage expedition, under command of Colonel Robinson, commanding First brigade, First division, to the vicinity of Flat Shoals, Georgia; returning and occupying our former camp on the nineteenth, where it remained on duty until the twenty-sixth of the same month, when it was again ordered out on a similar expedition, under General John W. Geary, commanding Second division, Twentieth corps, to the vicinity of Yellow River, Georgia; returning to our previous camp on the twenty-ninth, resuming our regular routine of picket, fatigue-duty, etc. It remained until November fifth, when it was ordered to strike tents and prepare for marching. Marching about three miles out on the McDonough road, we halted and remained until the day following, (November sixth,) when we were ordered back and occupied our previous camp, in which we
beg leave respectfully to submit the following. When I joined his army, under Major-General Ewell, the Sixth and Second Virginia cavalry were attached to his division. Our regiments had just been reorganized, and, as the senior cavalry officer, I had the outpost. My Headquarters were at Swift Run Gap, and my pickets extended from Culpeper Court-House to the mountains on the east side of the Blue Ridge, and from near Harrisonburgh to Wolftown on the west. A heavy scout was kept watching Geary's command, who was marching on Fredericksburgh to reenforee McDowell. After Shields had passed Warrenton, my regiment was, for the first time, assembled; finding over one hundred unarmed recruits added to my regiment, I was sent to Richmond to get arms, and while en route for that place, General Jackson started after Banks. I joined his command at Winchester, and reported for duty. The Sixth and Second cavalry were then under the command of Brigadier-General George H. Stewart. My regimen
swamp and thick undergrowth of laurel and bushes. On emerging from this, finding the line somewhat broken in consequence of this swamp, I ordered all troops, whom I found in front, to join their commands, making the line continuous. Lieutenant-Colonel Geary, Hampton's Legion; Colonel Bradley T. Johnson, First Maryland regiment; Twelfth Alabama regiment; Fifty-second Virginia, Lieutenant-Colonel Spinner; Thirty-eighth Georgia, Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General Lawton commanding, joined . Haywood, commanding company E, again seized our flag, the staff of whch had been shot in two, and advanced to the front of the regiment. He also immediately lost his life; whereupon the flag of the regiment was carried out of the action by Corporal Geary, of company C. It was now nightfall, and Major Junius L. Hill, who had behaved with his usual distinguished gallantry, finding that more than half our force was destroyed, and himself exhausted by long action, and a severe shock from one o