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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
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ing the road and bridges. The remaining division of each corps, with all the trains, moved on an interior road direct to Louisville. The bridges over the Ogeechee and Rocky Comfort Creek, had been destroyed by the enemy, but a pontoon-bridge was soon constructed by Colonel Buell; and on the twenty-ninth, both corps were encamped near Louisville. Two divisions of the Fourteenth corps left Louisville December first, crossing Buckhead Creek, five miles above the church, and passing through Habersham, reached Jacksonboro on the fifth. Baird's division moved from Louisville in support of the cavalry, and made a demonstration in the direction of Waynesboro, rejoining the corps at Jacksonboro. The Twentieth corps left Louisville December first, crossing Buckhead Creek at the church, and passing through Birdsville, struck the railroad leading from Millen to Augusta, five miles from Millen, and encamped on the fifth near Hunter's Mills. From Jacksonboro the Fourteenth corps moved toward
th orders from corps headquarters, marched at half-past 10 A. M. on Waynesboro road to Baker's Creek, ten miles. December second, left camp at eight A. M., marching ten miles camped near Buckhead Creek. December third, left camp at nine A. M., crossing Buckhead and Rock Creeks, camping near railroad, ten miles. December fourth, moved at half-past 6, my division in the advance with its own and Third division trains, crossing railroad at Lumpkins Station, passing through the town of Habersham to Smith's plantation, marching sixteen miles. December fifth, moved at daylight, camping at Buck Creek P. O., having marched sixteen miles. December sixth, moved at half-past 6 A. M., crossing Buck and Black Creeks, camping after a march of eighteen miles. Road badly obstructed by fallen trees; removed them during the night. December seventh, left camp at half-past 6 A. M., and marching fifteen miles, camped at----plantation, twenty-six miles from Savannah. Road badly obstructed
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 7: Cambridge in later life (search)
he said that this was owing to the great repression in their homes, and there was great improvement in this respect over a year before. And she told of one of the fathers, who told her he could not live there any longer because his children were so changed since they went to school. Formerly they were perfectly quiet and silent; now they came home laughing and wanted to play, and he could n't stand it. We are now just passing from South Carolina into Georgia and just in that valley of Habersham of which Lanier sang so beautifully, though none of our hard-working educational party seem to have heard of him. . . . All this is the New South region where cotton mills and villages are growing up and you see new buildings and schoolhouses everywhere. . ... To-day we had the Governor of South Carolina, as yesterday of Virginia. People hardly seem to remember the war at all. Cambridge, March 6, 1902 Prince Henry of Prussia here, and great gathering. He is an attractive, slenderis
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The siege and evacuation of Savannah, Georgia, in December, 1864. (search)
un was put in position at the head of Shaw's dam. Three 12-pounder howitzers at Battery Acee commanded Shaw's rice field, and one 12-pounder howitzer and two 6-pounder guns were stationed on the Habersham old road. Between Battery Acee and the Habersham road was a 12-pounder gun. In rear of Lawton's barn, and at the head of the causeway crossing his rice fields, stood Battery Barnes with two 32 pounder guns, two 12-pounder Napoleons, and one 12-pounder howitzer. Six hundred yards to the right of this battery was a 6-pounder gun commanding another causeway, and some five hundred yards beyond and in the direction of the Habersham road was posted a 6-pounder gun covering the approach by still another crossing. At Pine-Point battery, opposite the rice fields of the Hon. George S. Owens'. Silk Hope plantation, six field guns were embrasured; and Battery Jones, on the old Savannah and Darien road, where it crosses Salt creek, was armed with two 32-pounder garrison guns, one 32-poun