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les from Lumpkins Station. Baird and Kilpatrick, after some fighting with Wheeler's cavalry, drove the enemy from Waynesboro, and across Briar Creek. Baird, in the mean time, destroyed three (3) miles of railroad, near Thomas Station. The fifth, after a hard day's march over country roads, which required much repairing, the whole corps, with Kilpatrick's cavalry, encamped in the vicinity of Jacksonboro; the advance at Buck Creek Post-Office. During the night, the bridge across Beaver Dam Creek, at Jacksonboro, which had been destroyed, was rebuilt by Colonel Buell; and early on the morning of the sixth, the whole column marched on the river road, and went into camp at and in advance of Hudson's Ferry, making an average march of about twenty (20) miles. December seventh, the column moved in the same order of march. Baird and Kilpatrick, unencumbered by the trains, covered the rear. Morgan's division and the pontoon train reached Ebenezer Creek late in the evening, and w
mber third, arrived at Thomas Station on the Savannah and Augusta road, and during the night thoroughly destroyed several miles of railroad track. December fourth, General Kilpatrick attacked the enemy's cavalry one mile from Thomas Station, and drove them in confusion through Waynesboro and two miles beyond. Division followed up and supported General Kilpatrick during the day and then made a night march to Alexander. December fifth, reached Jacksonboro. December sixth, arrived at Beaver Dam Creek and joined the other two divisions of the corps. December seventh, late at night, reached Sisters Ferry. December eighth, remained in camp during the day and had considerable skirmishing with the advance of the enemy's cavalry; marched at midnight and crossed Ebenezer Creek at three A. M., December ninth. December tenth, encamped within twelve miles of Savannah, making short marches. Division encamped, December thirteenth, on the Louisville road six miles from the city, where it rem
er Rosebury Creek. Took the same bridge up in the evening, and marched six miles on the road to Jacksonboro. 4th. Marched all day, and camped near Lumpkin Station, on the Waynesboro Railroad. 5th. Marched twelve miles, and camped on Beaver Dam Creek, and by ten o'clock at night, we built one trestle-bridge over Beaver Dam Creek for Generals Baird and Kilpatrick. 6th. Marched seventeen miles. 7th. Marched twenty-five miles, reaching Ebenezer Creek; commenced building a trestlebriBeaver Dam Creek for Generals Baird and Kilpatrick. 6th. Marched seventeen miles. 7th. Marched twenty-five miles, reaching Ebenezer Creek; commenced building a trestlebridge over Ebenezer Creek, working my men all night. 8th. Finished the trestle-bridge in the morning, and also threw a pontoon-bridge over Lockmer Creek, four miles in advance. 9th. Took up both bridges, and moved forward during the night toward Savannah. 10th. Continued our march. 11th. Marched six miles and camped near the Savannah River, within six miles of Savannah City. Lieutenant-Colonel Moore reported and rejoined my command, with his detachment. 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 1
lost one killed, seven wounded, and twenty horses. 2d and 3d. Marched in column with the brigade; were not engaged. 4th. The command attacked Wheeler. My regiment moved with the command, but was not engaged in the fight. After the enemy had been driven from Waynesboro, my regiment moved with the Fifth Ohio, of the Second brigade, to a ford on Brier Creek, and held the ford, while the Fifth Ohio destroyed the railroad bridge over Brier Creek. Retired near dusk, and camped near Beaver Dam Creek. 5th-12th. My regiment moved with the brigade, sharing in all its marches by day and by night. 13th. Marched to Midway, at which place I was ordered to proceed with my regiment to Sunbury, on Sunbury River, also to send a battalion through Dorchester, a short distance from Midway. My command came upon a few rebels; these were driven back upon another party, the whole numbering probably forty men. I ordered Lieutenant Jones, commanding company D, to charge them, ordering Lieuten
ar that point--General D. H. Hill moving to the support of General Jackson, and General Longstreet supporting General A. P. Hill--the four divisions keeping in communication with each other, and moving in echelon on separate roads, if practicable; the left division in advance, with skirmishers and sharp-shooters extending in their front, will sweep down the Chickahominy and endeavor to drive the enemy from his position above New-Bridge; General Jackson, bearing well to his left, turning Beaver Dam Creek, and taking the direction toward Cold Harbor. They will then press forward toward York River Railroad, closing upon the enemy's rear and forcing him down the Chickahominy. Any advance of the enemy toward Richmond will be prevented by vigorously following his rear, and crippling and arresting his progress. II. The divisions under Generals Huger and Magruder will hold their positions in front of the enemy against attack, and make such demonstrations, Thursday, as to discover his ope
nd Featherston's brigades were ordered to Beaver Dam Creek, to relieve the portion of Major-General enemy was terrific. Their position along Beaver Dam Creek was too strong to be carried by a direct e batteries situated on the north side of Beaver Dam Creek. I changed front to the left by throwinge occupied a wooded hill-side overlooking Beaver Dam Creek. Gaining a dense thicket on this side, tthe same distance from the town, and near Beaver Dam Creek, some distance above its connection with f the woodland fronting Beaver Dam Creek. Beaver Dam Creek was not more than from one to two hundredAfter my brigade had reached the banks of Beaver Dam Creek, I directed General Pryor to bring his brto drive the enemy from their position on Beaver Dam Creek, at Ellyson's Mills. Forming the First rh led him directly toward the crossing of Beaver Dam Creek, opposite Richardson's. Reaching that poie scene of action near Mechanicsville and Beaver Dam Creek at half past 6 P. M., on the twenty-sixth[17 more...]