7th. Marched at seven A. M., and encamped at eight P. M. within one mile of Springfield. 8th. Marched at half-past 6 A. M., passing through Springfield. 9th. Marched at half-past 7 A. M. Course toward Savannah. Some skirmishing in our front; regiment not engaged. 10th. Second brigade marched back about two miles, and took position in rear of the train which we were to guard this day. Moved forward at twelve M. Struck the Charleston Railroad just before night, and ten miles from Savannah. Encamped at eight A. M. within five miles of the city. 11th. Moved at ten A. M. toward the river. Took position in front of the enemy's lines, which were covered by a canal and rice-marsh. Threw forward skirmishers and remained here for three hours, when we were relieved by the First brigade, and moved to the left and rear and encamped on the bank of the river in rear of the lines of the Third brigade, where we remained, furnishing pickets for the river-bank, and also heavy fatigue details for the fortifications in our front until the morning of the 21st. When the enemy, having evacuated during the preceding night, we moved forward into the city and encamped just outside, at the terminus of Bull street. The casualties during the time covered by the above report were as follows: December 7th, private Jesse Campbell, Co. D, killed by accidental discharge of gun. December 13th, private W. P. Nichols, Co. C, wounded by shell — back, severe; private Zeno Besnekur, Co. I, wounded by shell — thigh, severe; Sergeant Frank Bowen, Co. I, wounded by shell — hip, slight. December 12th, Corporal W. P. Haight, Co. E, taken prisoner on the island; private Delos Peck, Co. E, taken prisoner on the island; private Clark E. Oyer, Co. G, taken prisoner on the island. November 19th, private L. L. Hunt, Co. B, deserted to the enemy. Several others received slight injuries from contusion by shells, which burst in camp at various times between the eleventh and twenty-first, but the injuries were not sufficiently serious to call for a report. All of which is respectfully submitted. I am, Colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel Barnum's Report.
headquarters Third brigade, Second division, Twentieth army corps, Savannah, Ga., December 21, 1864.Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command, consisting of the Sixtieth and One Hundred and Second New-York veteran volunteers, and the One Hundred and Thirty-seventh, One Hundred and Forty-ninth New-York volunteer regiments, and the Twenty-ninth and One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania veteran volunteer regiments, from the occupation of Atlanta, September second, 1864, to the occupation of Savannah, December twenty-first, 1864: September 3d, 1864.--On September third the command encamped along the line of the enemy's works south-west of the city of Atlanta, and between the Sandtown and McDonough roads, the right resting on the Sandtown road and the left at the large fort about a half-mile from the McDonough road, and covered this front during the entire occupation of the city by our forces. 5th. The One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania veteran volunteers was detached from the brigade, by order of Major-General Slocum, and reported to Colonel Cogswell, Second Massachusetts volunteers, commanding the post, for provost-duty, and remained on such duty during the occupation of the city. 10th. Colonel David Ireland, who had commanded the brigade during the greater part of the Atlanta campaign, died of disease, and the undersigned took command, by order of Brigadier-General Geary, commanding division. 12th. The brigade was placed in a new camp, regularly laid out near the left of our front, and about two hundred yards in rear of the works, where comfortable huts were erected and drill and parade-grounds prepared. Regular hours of service were established, and when not otherwise engaged as herein reported, squad, company, regimental, and brigade drills, dress-parades, and reviews were regularly held by the entire command. 14th. The Sixtieth New-York veteran volunteers was detailed, by order of the General commanding division, to proceed to Chattanooga to escort paymasters to Atlanta, which duty was performed without particular incident, and the regiment reported back on September twenty-second. October 11th.--The brigade, except the Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania veteran volunteers, constituted a part of a foraging force of about two thousand infantry, with artillery and cavalry, under command of Brigadier-General Geary, which proceeded to the vicinity of Flat Rock Shoals, about twenty miles from Atlanta, and returned on the fourteenth October, without loss, though considerably annoyed by the enemy, bringing in a number of animals and about four hundred and fifty wagon-loads of excellent corn, besides cattle and other supplies then greatly needed by the garrison. 16th. The Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania veteran volunteers reported to Colonel Dustin, commanding a second foraging expedition, which proceeded to the same vicinity as the first, and returned, with like success, on the nineteenth. 19th, 21st, 22d. The brigade was detailed as guard to trains of cars and workmen sent to take up the rails on the Macon and on the West-Point Railroad, and the first day went to a point
Captain W. T. Forbes, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Captain W. T. Forbes, Assistant Adjutant-General: