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march. On the morning of the fifteenth November, the corps marched from Atlanta, taking the road east through Decatur. We encamped on the fifteenth near the Georgia Railroad, south of Stone Mountain; on the evening of the sixteenth, near Rock Bridge Post-Office; on the seventeenth, near Cornish Creek; on the eighteenth, three miles west of Madison. The country for the first three days march was very hilly, and the crossing at Yellow River, Little Haynes River, and other streams, very bae.--Roads: Good but hilly; no important bridges on streams were crossed.--Distance: Sixteen miles. November16. Order of march: Second, Third, and First divisions.-Weather: Fine.--Road: Good but hilly. The crossing of the Yellow River at Rock Bridge bad and easily disputed.--Supplies: Scanty, except some forage and live stock.--Distance; Eight miles. November 17. Order of march: Second, Third, and First divisions.--Weather: Fine.--Road: Good but very hilly, particularly at the cross
d with it through to Savannah, and performed excellent service throughout. One battalion of the Fifty-eighth Indiana volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel Moore commanding, with pontoon train, was also attached to the corps, and was very useful during the march. On the morning of the fifteenth November, the corps marched from Atlanta, taking the road east through Decatur. We encamped on the fifteenth near the Georgia Railroad, south of Stone Mountain; on the evening of the sixteenth, near Rock Bridge Post-Office; on the seventeenth, near Cornish Creek; on the eighteenth, three miles west of Madison. The country for the first three days march was very hilly, and the crossing at Yellow River, Little Haynes River, and other streams, very bad. The condition of the teams was not good, and delays to the rear of our long column were consequently vexatious and protracted. Geary's division was detached, unencumbered, on the morning of the nineteenth, with orders to destroy the Georgia Rai
November16. Order of march: Second, Third, and First divisions.-Weather: Fine.--Road: Good but hilly. The crossing of the Yellow River at Rock Bridge bad and easily disputed.--Supplies: Scanty, except some forage and live stock.--Distance; Eight miles.
November 16.--It crossed Yellow River and Rock Bridge, and encamped two miles from east bank. roads; made seventeen miles, and halted at Rock Bridge at twelve midnight. November 18.--Marcheiles cast of Yellow River. Crossed river at Rock Bridge, and passed into Gumneth County. Novemberd of the corps, marched from its camp near Rock Bridge at noon on the seventeenth. It crossed No t to Colonel Garrard, to be loaded near the Rock Bridge road, east of Stone Mountain. By three P. vance of the corps; crossed Yellow River at Rock Bridge at three P. M., and went into camp three mif obstacles. Yellow River was crossed at Rock Bridge from this place. The road leading through rigade encamped at eight o'clock P. M. near Rock Bridge, on Yellow River, having made twenty-five mne Mountain. November sixteenth, marched to Rock Bridge, and crossed Yellow River about ten am. Novsafely say, that from the time that we left Rock Bridge until we arrived in the vicinity of Springf[1 more...]
thing and camp and garrison equipage. On the fifth of November, camp was broken, and the regiment moved with the brigade at three P. M., out upon the McDonough road, camping two and one half miles from the city. On the sixth of November we returned to our old quarters. November 15.--Broke camp at seven A. M., moving out upon the Decatur road. Camped at twelve P. M., near Stone Mountain. 16th. Moved at eight A. M.; led the corps. Marched fifteen miles, crossing Yellow River at Rock Bridge, and halting for the night five miles beyond it on the Sheffield road. 17th. Moved at half-past 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 mile from Madison. 19th. Moved at five A. M., passing through Madison. Halted for dinner at Buckhead Station, and continuing the march to within one and one half miles of Oconee River, on Geor