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Lieutenant-Colonel Brigham's Report.

headquarters Second brigade, First division, Fourteenth army corps, Savannah, Georgia, December 30, 1864.
Captain: In compliance with circular dated headquarters First division, Fourteenth army corps, December twenty-ninth, 1864, I have the honor to submit the following report:

Number miles railroad destroyed, 5 1/2; number cotton-gins destroyed, 5; cotton destroyed, 300 bales or 150,000 pounds; number horses captured, 50 head; number mules captured, 60 head; number cattle captured, 250 head; number negroes that followed the column, 40; number pounds corn captured, 62,000; number pounds rice captured, 18,000; number pounds oats captured, 14,000; number pounds fodder captured, 13,084; number pounds hay captured, 5133.

From the organization of the brigade up to the fall of Savannah, the men were issued five (5) days' rations. The rest of the time they subsisted off the country.

The Second brigade was organized November sixteenth, 1864, at Atlanta, Georgia, and assigned to the First division, Fourteenth army corps, with which it marched to this place, a distance of two hundred and ninety-three miles, passing in its route through Decatur, Lithonia, Congers, Covington, Sandersville, Louisville, Milledgeville, and striking the railroad again at Lumpkins Station.

I have the honor, Captain, to be your obedient servant,

J. H. Brigham, Lieutenant-Colonel Sixty-ninth Ohio Commanding. To G. W. Smith, Captain and A. A. A. G., First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.

headquarters Second brigade, First division, Fourteenth army corps, Savannah, Ga., Jan. 6, 1865.
Captain: In compliance with orders, I have the honor to submit the following report of casualties occurring in this brigade since October third, 1864:

Regiments.commissioned officers.enlisted men.Aggregate.
Killed.Wounded.Missing.Total.Killed.Wounded.Missing.Total.
13th Michigan, 1 1 2578
21st Michigan,     3 33
69th Ohio,      444
Total, 1 1 591415

J. H. Brigham, Lieut.-Colonel Sixty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry Command'g. George W. Smith, Captain and A. A. A. G.


Lieutenant-Colonel miles's Report.

headquarters Third brigade, First division, Fourteenth army corps, near Savannah, Georgia, December 31, 1864.
sir: In compliance with orders received, dated headquarters First division, Fourteenth army corps, Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-ninth, 1864, I beg leave to make the following report of the operations of this command from the fall of Atlanta up to and embracing the fall of Savannah, Georgia.

After the fall of Atlanta, the brigade went into camp at Whitehall, near Atlanta, and was engaged during the time we remained there doing regular garrison and picket-duty.

October third, 1864, the brigade, composed of the Twenty-first, Sixty-ninth, and Seventy-fourth Ohio, Thirty-eighth Indiana, and Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania, under command of Colonel H. A. Hambright, Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania, was ordered to march with the division to the rear, as the rebel army was threatening our line of communications. Camped night of the third on north side of Chattahoochee River; fourth and fifth, marched to Marietta and camped near Kenesaw Mountain, where we remained until the evening of the eighth. The Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania was ordered to report to Captain Swift, Superintendent of Repairs on Railroad, the morning of October seventh, and did not again report to the command until November thirteenth. October eighth, marched within a short distance of Ackworth, where we remained until the evening of the tenth, when we started for Kingston, arriving there the eleventh, and from there went to Rome the twelfth. The evening of the thirteenth we again resumed the march, arriving at Resaca the fourteenth.

October fifteenth, marched to foot of Rocky Face Ridge, and sixteenth crossed over the ridge into Snake Creek Gap and Taylor's Ridge into the Chattooga Valley, marching down the valley through Summerville, and went into camp at Galesville, Alabama, where we remained until the twenty-fourth, when orders were received to scout through the mountains in direction of Coosaville and Dirttown after a band of guerrillas under one Gatewood; and after scouting through the country mentioned, and finding no enemy, returned to camp the twenty-seventh. October twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth, marched to Rome, where the brigade was paid off. November first, the Thirteenth Michigan veteran volunteer infantry was temporarily assigned to the brigade. November second, marched to Kingston, where we remained until November twelfth, when orders were received to march in direction of Atlanta. Near Big Shanty the brigade was engaged several hours destroying railroad. At Marietta, the thirteenth of November, the Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry rejoined the command. Arrived at Atlanta the fifteenth. Here the Sixty-ninth Ohio and Thirteenth Michigan veteran volunteer infantry were taken from the brigade and ordered to the Second brigade, First division, Fourteenth army corps. Drew clothing and equipped the unarmed men of the command.

November sixteenth, left Atlanta, marching on the Augusta road, and camped at Lithonia Station, on the Augusta and Atlanta Railroad. Seventeenth, marched through Conyer's Station, and was engaged several hours destroying railroad.


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