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ve of the day of march. On the same day, General Slocum moved with the Twentieth corps by Decatur and Stone Mountain, with orders to tear up the railroad from Social Circle to Madison, to burn the large and important railroad-bridge across the Oconee, east of Madison, and turn south and reach Milledgeville on the seventh day, exclGarrard and the brigade of cavalry under his command. The Twentieth corps left Atlanta on the morning of November fifteenth, marching via Stone Mountain and Social Circle to Madison, arriving at the latter place on the evening of the eighteenth. At that point General Geary's division moved to the Oconee and destroyed the railroeville, arriving at the latter place November twenty-third. The Georgia Railroad was destroyed by the Fourteenth corps from Lithonia to Yellow River, and from Social Circle to Madison by the Twentieth corps. It was also broken at several points between Madison and the Oconee River, and the bridge at that river burned by Geary's d
ing the rear of the corps. Passed through Social Circle at noon, where we crossed to the south sidistricts of Georgia by the way of Decatur, Social Circle, Madison, Milledgeville, Eatonton, Sandersta and Chattahoochee, 2 1/2 miles; between Social Circle and Madison, 1 mile; between Madison and O marched through Sheffield and camped near Social Circle, a distance of about eighteen (18) miles. igade being in advance, and passed through Social Circle and Rutledge. At the last-named place, th five A. M., passed through the village of Social Circle, and encamped within two miles of Madison.n miles and bivouacked within two miles of Social Circle. 18th. Broke camp at six A. M., this r through Rockbridge to Social Circle; from Social Circle to Rutledge, a distance of seven miles. Ths. The railroad buildings at Rutledge and Social Circle were also destroyed. The next day we destut ten am. November eighteenth, arrived at Social Circle, and there commenced destroying railroad; [34 more...]
troyed, part of city on fire, halted an hour for dinner at Decatur. Wednesday, Nov. 169 30 A. M.4 30 P. M.8 McGuire's FarmFineGood, hillyCommencing to find subsistence for men and forage for animals. Thursday, Nov. 177 30 A. M.6 30 P. M.16 UnknownFineGood, hillyCommenced killing worthless animals; bad place two miles back from camp, over which First division could not pass to-night. Friday, Nov. 187 30 A. M.7 30 P. M.15 Jones's FarmFine in day, rained at nightGood, hillyPassed through Social Circle and Rutledge, destroying railroad depots, tanks, wood, and track thoroughly. Saturday, Nov. 197 00 A. M.1 00 P. M.7 Beyond MadisonRainingA little muddyOne brigade, Second division sent to burn railroad bridge across Oconee, two brigades, Third division, detailed to tear up road. Sunday, Nov. 208 00 A. M.4 30 P. M.12 Toward EatontonCloudy, rained at 5 o'clockMuddyMen and animals now faring luxuriously. Monday, Nov. 217 00 A. M.12 M.13 5 miles beyond EatontonVery hard rainVery muddy and<
nspiring; camped at Yellow River at twelve P. M. Seventeenth, nothing of importance transpiring, camped five miles from Hot Creek at twelve P. M.; roads bad, forage plenty. Eighteenth, rear-guard; left camp at half-past 7 A. M. Passed though Social Circle at noon, crossed the river, camped five miles from Rutledge at two P. M. Nineteenth, left camp at six A. M. Train-guard. Raining. Weather warm. Passed through Madison at one P. M. Camped four miles from Madison on the Milledgeville road at h, marched across Yellow River. Guarding ammunition-train. Halted at half-past 11 P. M., for the night. Seventeenth, commenced the march at ten A. M. Guarding train. Camped at half-past 12 P. M. Eighteenth, marched at nine A. M. Halted at Social Circle, at two P. M., for dinner. Afternoon, resumed the march, passing through Rutledge, and encamped at eleven P. M. Nineteenth, marched at nine A. M. On train-guard. Passed through Madison at two P. M.; taking the Milledgeville road at that pla
n advance, and this regiment as advance-guard. Encamped at five P. M. within three miles of Social Circle, marching this day about twenty (20) miles. Friday, November eighteenth, took up line of st 6 A. M., marching through Sheffield, over the Ulcofauhatchie, and encamped two miles from Social Circle. 18th. Moved at half-past 5 A. M., passing Rudden, and camped at half-past 5 P. M., one the train. Passed through Suffolk, crossed Gum Creek. Halted for the night four miles from Social Circle. 18th. Marched at five A. M. Passed through Social Circle, and advanced to within two miSocial Circle, and advanced to within two miles of Madison. 19th. Moved out with the Second division on a separate expedition. No fighting occurred. Joined the corps, in company with the brigade and division, November twenty-second, 1864hed at half-past 5 A. M., and cross ed Ulcofauhatchie River. At seven A. M., passed through Social Circle, and halted for dinner at Ridgeway, fifty-seven miles from Atlanta. Regiment and brigade gu