ll, finding it impossible to longer pursue that route, then moved back.
We were on a causeway, and in turning around, a wagon stalled and was abandoned.
The Fifty-fourth secured from it one hundred and thirty pairs of trousers and three hundred pairs of shoes, free of government charges.
After one of the hardest marches the Fifty-fourth ever made, we reached Salkehatchie fort at 3 A. M. on the 16th.
Our advance troops were, on the 15th, at the junction of the roads to Jacksonboro and Parker's Ferry.
February 16, Colonel Hallowell was directed to move forward again by way of Combahee Ferry; and at 9 A. M. the Fifty-fourth proceeded, with the usual rests, over a rough country.
Much standing water was found in places, and at times the wading was knee-deep.
In the afternoon we came to a higher point, where a view of the region bordering the river was obtained.
Spread below us was the finest tract we saw in the South,—a cultivated country, thickly spotted with plantations.