I estimate the quantity of cotton burned by the corps at five thousand (5000) bales, or two and a half million pounds. The estimate is probably low, as our line of march was through some of the best cotton-growing portions of Georgia, and we swept, with our foragers and flankers, a belt of six to eight miles in width of all the cotton and most of the gins and presses.
No large accumulations were found except at Milledgeville, reported one thousand eight hundred bales bonded by order of General Sherman; near Sandersville, where — about one hundred bales were destroyed; at Lee Gordon's plantation, two hundred and eighty bales destroyed by General Geary; and at Tennille Station, on Central Railroad, where between three and four hundred bales were burned.
Other lots, ranging from ten to thirty bales were frequently found.
Negroes of all ages, of every variety of physical condition, from the infant in its mother's arms to the decrepid old man, joined the column, f
falo CreekWarm, fine weatherGood countrySkirmish with the enemy in evening; passed Hebron.
General Sherman joined us.
Saturday, Nov. 267 00 A. M.10 A. M. by odom.8 SandersvilleWarm, fine weatherGooom the victory itself, the enemy seemed to be convinced that the destination of the army of General Sherman was Augusta, whence they continued to flee.
Taking the Alexandria road, encamped a distancovember, 1864, with the First brigade, Third division of cavalry attached to the army of Major-General Sherman, and on the sixteenth participated in the action against Wheeler at Lovejoy's Station, onteer cavalry in the events which transpired during the recent advance of the army under Major-General Sherman, through Georgia, ending in the fall of Savannah.
On the ninth day of November, whileent to within three (3) miles of Springfield, and encamped for the night.
Moved to General Sherman's headquarters, within four (4) miles of Savannah, and encamped.
Moved to within