and Fourth Illinois volunteer infantry, whom I relieved at Kingston, Georgia, by order of General Carlin.
The operations of the command during this period consisted of a series of marches after the rebel army, under General Hood, through North-western Georgia to the border of Alabama.
The following statements show the principal points arrived at during these marches.
On the third day of October, the brigade marched with the division from Atlanta, and on the night of the fifth it bivouacked nss in action was eight men wounded, three of whom afterward died.
The list of casualties by name is appended.
List of wounded in Third division, Fourteenth army corps, on the campaign from Kingston, Georgia, November 12th, 1864, to savannah, Georgia, December 21st, 1864.
No.Name.Rank.Company.Regiment.Seat of Injury.Nature of Injury.Date of Death.
1.Ragan, Patrick,Private,G,17th Ohio,Face,Gunshot.
2.Ferret, Henry N.,Musician,1st Brig.,Band,Chest,Gunshot.
bearing the following lines from General Howard:
headquarters Department of army of Tennessee, near Savannah canal, Ga. To Commander of United States Naval Forces in vicinity of Savannah, Ga.:
Sir: We have met with perfect success thus farone of the first fruits of the brilliant campaign commencing at Atlanta, and of that fine conception — the march through Georgia.
But it is not the last, and General Sherman has but to follow out his plans in order to reap still greater advantagemits are as orderly as if they were in New-York or Boston.
. . . . One effect of the march of General Sherman through Georgia, has been to satisfy the people that their credulity has been imposed on by the lying assertions of the rebel governmente to drive in the rebel pickets, and knock down his batteries when they can be reached.
The Tuscarora, Mingoe, State of Georgia, and Nipsic, are at Georgetown, with orders to prevent the erection there of any batteries.
The Pontiac is in the Savan