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y with their troops, and were energetic and zealous in the discharge of every duty. The Fifty-eighth Indiana volunteers, under command of Colonel George P. Buell, organized as pontooniers, and a portion of the First Michigan Engineers, under Major J. Yates, accompanied my command, and were at all times most efficient in the discharge of the arduous duties imposed on them. I append herewith a statement of casualties and also a statement of prisoners captured. I am, sir, very respectfully, yof the divisions rested but one entire day without marching. The division commanders deserve my cordial acknowledgments for zealous, cheerful, and intelligent cooperation at all times. I desire, also, to acknowledge the valuable services of Major Yates, and the officers and men of the First Michigan engineers and mechanics, who, while temporarily attached to the corps, were indefatigable as well as skilful, in assisting in the destruction of railroads, in constructing bridges, and repairing
odies of men) who were disorderly and vicious. The labor, especially of those in guard of the trains, was very arduous, often extending through the night. I calculate our average daily marches for each marching day, exceeded thirteen miles. Two of the divisions rested but one entire day without marching. The division commanders deserve my cordial acknowledgments for zealous, cheerful, and intelligent cooperation at all times. I desire, also, to acknowledge the valuable services of Major Yates, and the officers and men of the First Michigan engineers and mechanics, who, while temporarily attached to the corps, were indefatigable as well as skilful, in assisting in the destruction of railroads, in constructing bridges, and repairing roads. From the length of the column, often from twelve to fifteen miles, the duties which fell upon several officers of the staff were often very laborious and fatiguing, but were always executed with cheerfulness and zeal. I desire in an especi
s in park, and the troops of the First division skirmishing with Wheeler's cavalry, and driving them through Sandersville. Moved on to Sandersville, where I parked my trains, and having left them under charge of Third division, proceeded to Tennille, (Station No. Thirteen, on the Central Railroad.) Upon reaching the railroad, I moved eastward, destroying two miles of the road, and went into camp near a school-house four miles east of Tennille. One battalion of Michigan Engineers, under Major Yates, reported to me for duty, assisted in the destruction of the rails, and encamped with my troops at night. Distance marched, thirteen miles. November 27.--In accordance with orders, moved this morning at seven o'clock, destroying the railroad for four miles to a point indicated, where a road crosses the railroad seven miles from Station No. Thirteen. From here, in pursuance of my orders, I marched to Davisboro by the most direct road, and there encamped about nine P. M. Distance march
Dunmead, A. F. Allen. Company C. Private Thomas Thurston. Company D. Privates Archibald Brooks, G. E. Minor, Reuben L. Dyke, G. Shackleford, and Burwell Mitchell. Company G. William T. Garrettes, J. W. Carter, R. S. Burch, T. M. George, A. W. Hundley, W. C. Wayne, and E. D. Munday. Company H. Privates A. E. Vaughan, G. W. Vaughan, N. Mason, E. Clagville, and J. R. Trader. Corporal Stilf fought through all the battles with a sick leave in his pocket. Company I. William T. Cowan, James Yates, R. Todd, and V. H. Fauntleroy. Company M. Sergeants Bullock and Morris; privates James W. Smith, R. O. Perry, McGary Burress, Blanton Humphreys, Johnson Newton, S. Rice, and Goodrich. Sergeant Robinson, company M, acted well. The aggregate loss is as follows: Killed, twenty-two; wounded, ninety-four; missing, three. I am, Captain, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, F. Mallory, Colonel, commanding Fifty-fifth Virginia. Report of Lieutenant-Colonel Barber. head