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ton, Georgia, where preparations were made for the campaign just closed. On the thirteenth of November, it was engaged in the destruction of the railroad from Etowah River to Big Shanty, and on the fourteenth moved to Atlanta. During this movement the Twentieth corps was left for the defence of Atlanta. The hospitals of every c orders, it remained until three o'clock P. M., the tenth; when the march was resumed, and continued on the main road leading through the Allatoona Pass to the Etowah River. This point was reached by the advance of the column, after a fatiguing night's march, at one o'clock in the morning. October eleventh, the march was resumthere, and loaded by the twelfth, on the evening of which the whole corps evacuating Kingston had concentrated. The work of destroying the railroad from the Etowah River to Big Shanty was assigned to the Fourteenth corps, and early on the morning of the thirteenth it was commenced. The march, and complete destruction of the tr
ng of the sixth, we again resumed the march, and passing Kenesaw Mountain, leaving Big Shanty and Ackworth on the right, we crossed the Allatoona Mountain, the Etowah River, and arrived at Rome, Georgia, on the thirteenth. From Rome the command marched to Galesville, Alabama, passing through Resaca, Snake Creek Gap, Ship's Gap, athere during the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth. November thirteenth, marched at daylight to Ackworth, thirteen miles, destroying the railroad from the Etowah River to Allatoona Creek, eight miles. November fourteenth, marched at daylight, passing to the right of Kenesaw Mountains, and bivouacked at Nickojack Creek, tweat three P. M. same day, at Kingston, where it remained until November twelfth, when the march toward Atlanta was begun, encamping first night three miles from Etowah River. November thirteenth, passed through Allatoona Gap, destroyed the railroad from Allatoona Creek to a point one mile beyond Ackworth, and went into camp at Big
men to Tunnel Hill, and on the twelfth November started from there with three hundred and fifty (350) mounted men for Marietta, leaving sixty (60) dismounted men, under Lieutenant Cochran, for whom no transportation could be procured. Upon reaching Calhoun, I found the railroad destroyed, and communication with the front cut off. We pushed forward, however, and when five miles south of that place, were fired into by a party of the enemy, seriously wounding one man. Upon arriving at the Etowah River,I found the bridge had been destroyed by the rear of our troops, who had crossed twenty-four (24) hours previously. I, however, cleared out an old ford which had been blockaded, and effected a crossing with my men and wagons, and pressed forward until I overtook the rear of the army on the banks of the Chattahoochee, having travelled the last eighty (80) miles in thirty-six (36) hours. I overtook and reported to General Kilpatrick, a few miles beyond Lovejoy Station, November seventee