of Savannah, Georgia, the enemy having evacuated the night before. During the march from Atlanta I drew three days full rations and one day's forage; the remainder of forage and subsistence I obtained along the line of march. During the entire campaign the officers and men of the battery performed their duty well in every respect. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Atlanta, Georgia: Killed, none; wounded, none; missing, (3) three-one sergeant and two privates taken prisoners near Kingston, Georgia, on the seventh of November, 1864.
Report of Animals Captured on the late Campaign from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia, by the First Division Fourteenth Army Corps.
|Date. 1864.||By whom Captured.||Horses.||Mules.||Total.|
|Nov. and Dec.,||Q. M. Dep't, First Division,||20||40||60|
|Nov. and Dec.,||First Brigade,||19||42||61|
|Nov. and Dec.,||Second Brigade,||40||50||90|
|Nov. and Dec.,||Third Brigade,||32||56||88|
|Nov. and Dec.,||Ambulance Corps,||5||16||21|
Fred. L. Clarke, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.
Brigadier-General Morgan's Report.
headquarters Second division, Fourteenth army corps, Savannah, Georgia, December 29, 1864.Colonel: In compliance with circular from Corps Headquarters, dated December twenty-eighth, 1864, I have the honor of submitting the following report of the operations of my division from the fall of Atlanta to that of Savannah. September third, my division was in position at Jonesboro, remaining there until the seventh, when the First and Second brigades broke camps and moved to White Hall, (the Third brigade having previously moved to Atlanta with prisoners and the wounded of the division ;) arrived at White Hall on the ninth, and established camps there; distance marched, (20) twenty miles ; remained in this camp until the twenty eighth. During this time, the officers of the command were busily engaged in bringing up back reports, reclothing the men, and preparing the command for another campaign. September twenty-eighth, received orders from corps headquarters to be prepared to move with my command by rail to Chattanooga with four days rations in haversacks, not to break up camps, leaving in it all convalescent men, train, camp, and garrison equipage. In compliance with this order, the First brigade embarked same evening, and the Second and Third brigades and battery on the twenty-ninth, arriving at Chattanooga at half-past 3 P. M. on the thirtieth; by direct orders from Major-General Thomas, left Chattanooga by rail October first, at half-past 5 A. M., for Stevenson, Alabama, and by subsequent order to Huntsville, arriving there at eight P. M. The track had been destroyed about twelve miles from Stevenson, and again about (4) four miles this side of Huntsville. October second, left Huntsville at half-past 5 P. M., by rail, for Athens; about four miles from Huntsville, found the track badly torn up; by heavy details, and working all night, (raining hard,) was ready to move by day-light to within two miles of Athens, when the track had been again destroyed, and bridge burned; marched from this point to Athens, here I found that the enemy had left the day previous; the gallant little garrison having replied that they were there to fight and not to surrender. October fourth, left Athens at daylight (leaving the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth and part of the One Hundred and Tenth Illinois infantry to guard supply train which was to follow the command) and marched to Rogersville, fording Elk River, raining very hard, distance eighteen miles. October fifth, left camps at daylight, (rained hard all night and during the early part of the day,) fording First, Second, and Blue Water Creeks, bivouacked at Shoal Creek, two brigades (First and Third) crossing to the west side, and the Second and battery remaining on the east. Four companies of the Sixth Tennessee cavalry, under the command of Major----, having reported to me for duty by order of Brigadier-General R. S. Granger, were ordered well out on the Florence road in advance of my infantry pickets; during the night they were driven in, and some sharp picket-firing took place. At daylight on the sixth, the Sixteenth Illinois infantry were ordered to Bainbridge, on the Tennessee River, one and a half miles distant. The cavalry were ordered forward on the Florence road; they were soon driven back by a largely superior force, (reported to be two regiments cavalry, Forrest's command.) The First brigade had already been ordered forward, the Sixtieth Illinois deployed as skirmishers, who drove the enemy steadily beyond Florence. Here I obtained the first certain information about Forrest. He had crossed the Tennessee with his command at Florence and at Bride's Ferry, (on the fifth,) ten miles below, leaving these two regiments as rear-guard. Deeming it useless for infantry to pursue cavalry, and my order not warranting me in advancing beyond Shoal Creek, that portion of my command that was at Florence was ordered to return, arriving at Shoal Creek (marching fourteen miles) just after dark. October seventh, in obedience to orders from Major-General Rousseau, moved with whole command to Florence, (seven miles,) remaining there during eighth and ninth. October tenth, by command of General Rousseau, commenced my return; moved at daylight,