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November eighteenth, Colonel H. A. Hambright being unfit for duty on account of sickness, Lieutenant-Colonel D. Miles took command of the brigade. November eighteenth to twenty-third, marched to Milledgeville, capital of the State.

November twenty-fourth to twenty-seventh, marched to Davisboro Station, on the Macon and Savannah Railroad. November twenty-eighth, marched to Louisville. November thirtieth, marched to Sebastopol, on the Macon and Savannah Railroad. December first to third, marched to Lumpton Station, on the Savannah and Augusta Railroad.

December fourth, part of the day the brigade was engaged destroying railroad; was rear-guard to the wagon-train, and skirmished with a small body of cavalry who were hovering in the rear, but with no result.

December fifth to eighth, marched to Ebenezer Swamp, where we formed line of battle to protect the train while crossing the swamp, and at midnight marched two miles and camped on east side of the swamp. December ninth, resumed the march, but coming upon a small party of the enemy posted in a small fort protected with artillery, went in line for the night.

December tenth, the enemy fell back during the night, and we resumed our march until the evening of the eleventh, when we took up our position in line in front of Savannah, relieving part of the Seventeenth army corps. Here we remained until the twenty-first, during which time nothing of note occurred save regular skirmishing, which was kept up between the pickets, but with no loss whatever on our part.

December twenty-first, the enemy disappearing from our front, the brigade was ordered forward to discover the whereabouts of the enemy if possible ; but meeting with no opposition whatever, marched into the city at eight A. M., and, pursuant to orders, returned to our old position, where we remained during the night. December twenty-second, marched forward and went into camp on west side of the city.

During the time mentioned in this report the brigade destroyed about fourteen (14) miles of railroad. No cotton or cotton-gins were destroyed. Twenty-two (22) horses, sixty-four (64) mules, and two hundred (200) cattle were captured by the command. Sixty-nine (69) negroes followed the column. From the time we left Lithonia until our arrival at Savannah, nearly enough forage was gathered by the command to supply them independent of the issues of the Commissary.

The loss in the command during the time mentioned in this report is as follows: One (1) man wounded; six (6) men either killed or captured by the enemy; ten (10) men captured by the enemy.

I am, Captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. Miles, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Brigade. To Captain G. W. Smith, A. A. A. G., First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.

headquarters Third brigade, First division, Fourteenth army corps, near Savannah, Georgia, January 6, 1865.
Captain: In compliance to orders received, dated headquarters First division, Fourteenth army corps, I beg leave to make the following report of casualties in regiments composing the Third brigade, First division, Fourteenth army corps, from October third, 1864, up to and including the fall of Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-first, 1864:

Command.Commander.enlisted men.
Killed.Wounded.Prisoners of War.Total.
Headq'rs 3d Brigade,Lieut.-Col. D. Miles,    
21st Ohio Vol. Inf.,Lt.-Col. A. McMahan,211417
38th Ind. Vol. Inf.,Captain J. H. Low,  22
74th Ohio Vol. Inf.,Major R. P. Findly,    
79th Pa. Vol. Inf.,Major M. H. Locher,  66

commissioned officers.--Killed, 0; wounded, 0; prisoners of war, 0.

D. miles, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Brigade. To G. W. Smith, Captain and A. A. A. G.

Lieutenant J. R. Channel's Report.

Report of Operations of Battery C, First Illinois Artillery, from the fall of Atlanta up to the present time.

headquarters battery C, First Illinois artillery, near Savannah, Georgia, December 30, 1864.
Captain: In obedience to circular received, I have the honor to submit the following report:

While in camp near Atlanta, Georgia, I received orders on the second of October to prepare to march next morning with thirteen days rations and three days forage, and to report to Brigadier-General Carlin, commanding First division. I joined the division as directed, and marched with it throughout the entire campaign north of Atlanta, returning to that point on the fifteenth of November, 1864. During the campaign I drew about sixteen days full rations and fifteen days forage; the remainder of the forage and subsistence I obtained from the country along the line of march.

After remaining in Atlanta, Georgia, one night, I again joined the First division, Fourteenth army corps, (in obedience to orders), with three days rations and three days forage, and marched with it to a point near Savannah, Georgia, where I took up position in line of battle on the twelfth of December. Was engaged lightly by the enemy's batteries on the twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, nineteenth, and twentieth, during which time I expended (283) two hundred and eighty-three rounds of ammunition, without any loss except one wheel belonging to a gun-carriage. On the twenty-second, I moved into camp near the city

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