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move to Snake Creek Gap, which was held. by the enemy, whilst General Stanley, with the Fourth and Fourteenth corps, moved by Tilton across he fifteenth skirmished for the purpose of holding him there until Stanley could get to his rear. But the enemy gave way about noon, and was followed through the Gap, escaping before General Stanley had reached the further end of the Pass. The next day, the sixteenth, the armies Gadsden across Sand Mountain, I detached the Fourth corps, Major-General Stanley, and ordered him to proceed to Chattanooga and report to Made in intrenchments, covering the mouth of Snake Creek Gap. General Stanley was moving to the right to pass over the ridge north of the Gaont with a skirmish line, waiting for his position to be turned by Stanley. The enemy's force, however, was so small that a simple threat uph, the corps moved its camp, in compliance with orders from Major-General Stanley, commanding the Fourth and Fourteenth corps, and went into
out a halt, and yet the road was good. Got into camp at half-past 1 o'clock, having marched eight (8) miles in eight and a half (8 1/2) hours. December first, skirmished with the enemy, lost one man killed, two severely wounded. December fourth, took part in battle of Waynesboro, charged dismounted through the town, and with the infantry pursued the routed foe to near Brier Creek. Marched with division in direction of Savannah. Pickets were attacked at Springfield. Captains Crewel and Stanley promptly charged and routed the enemy, killing three (3) men, two (2) horses, and capturing five (5) horses. Near Jacksonboro, Lieutenant McManus, with a small foraging-party, charged a detachment of rebels, causing them to throw down their arms and abandon their horses, and seek safety in the swamps. The Lieutenant destroyed twelve (12) stand of arms, and captured twelve (12) horses. Arrived in camp, near King's Bridge, December seventeenth, 1864. Have no complaint to make of officers.