about one mile west of East-Point, on the West-Point Road, where the track was being destroyed by the enemy, who were driven from their work, after a slight skirmish, and their tools captured, and the rails taken from their fires. The track on the Macon Road was taken up to a point about two miles south of East-Point. Slight skirmishing occurred each day, but without loss to us. 23d. The brigade marched toward East-Point, to support the Second brigade of this division, which relieved this command in guarding the trains, but did not engage the enemy. 26th. The brigade, with the One Hundred and Ninth Pennsylvania volunteers, Second brigade Second division Twentieth army corps, reported to General Geary, commanding another foraging expedition, which proceeded about five miles beyond Stone Mountain, eastward, and returned, on the twenty-ninth October, with wagons loaded with corn and a large quantity of other supplies. The brigade was commanded on this occasion by Lieutenant-Colonel K. S. Van Voorhees, One Hundred and Thirty-seventh New-York volunteers. November 5th. The brigade, in accordance with orders received, broke camp and marched with the division out on the McDonough road about two miles and bivouacked. 6th. Returned to our former camp. 9th. The brigade was placed in the works in our front, the enemy having opened with cannon on the south-east of the town. Before the command was fully in position, the enemy drove in a part of our picket-line, and opened from a battery on our right. Our pickets were pushed out as skirmishers, and pressed the enemy so closely that he withdrew his battery, and soon quiet was restored. 15th. The brigade, with the division, broke camp at seven A. M., and marched out on Decatur street, and at nine A. M. took up the march. This command, being the rear of the Second division in line, passed through Decatur, and encamped, at four A. M. of the sixteenth, on the Rock Bridge Road, sixteen miles from Atlanta. The One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania veteran volunteers did not march with the brigade, but remained in the city until the sixteenth, to assist in the destruction of railroads and public buildings, and then joined the column of the Fourteenth corps. 16th. Marched at eight A. M., passed Mountain Creek at ten A. M., and Yellow River at twelve M., and encamped at 6 P. M. on Henry's Farm. During the most of the afternoon the brigade was engaged in assisting the trains up steep and difficult hills. Made eight miles this day. 17th. Marched at five A. M., this brigade in advance of corps. Crossed Big and Little Haynes Creeks, also Gum Creek. Marched through Sheffield at ten A. M., and encamped at five P. M. near Alcova River. Day's travel, sixteen miles. 18th. Marched at five A. M., the brigade being. distributed as train-guard. Passed Social Circle at nine A. M., and encamped near Madison at six P. M. Day's travel, fifteen miles. 19th. Marched at five A. M., division being detached from main column; passed through Madison, and along the Augusta Railroad, and bivouacked at Blue Springs, near the Oconee River, at four P. M. Detachment destroyed the bridge over the Oconee River, and the balance of the command destroyed the railroad in the vicinity. Day's travel, fifteen miles. 20th. Marched at seven A. M., and reached the Oconee River at eight A. M., at Parkes's Planing Mills, which were destroyed, and encamped at Dunham's Factory. Day's travel, fifteen miles. 21st. Marched at seven A. M. Burned Dunham's factory, tannery, and adjacent buildings, except dwelling-houses. Marched fifteen miles, and encamped on Nesbit's plantation at six P. M. 22d. Marched at six A. M., and joined the main column at twelve M. Passed through the city of Milledgeville, unopposed, at about seven P. M. Crossed the Oconee, and encamped about one mile east of the city at nine P. M. Day's travel, fifteen miles. 23d. The One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania veteran volunteers rejoined the brigade. The brigade marched to Midway, destroyed the station-house and railroad to the city, including a large trestle-bridge over----Creek, and returned to camp at six P. M. Distance marched six (6) miles. 24th. Marched at six A. M., and encamped at dark near Gum Creek, thirteen miles from Milledgeville. 25th. Marched at half-past 6 A. M., and reached Buffalo Creek at twelve M. Detained by destruction of bridges till nine P. M.; crossed the creek and encamped. Day's travel, eight miles. 26th. Marched at six A. M.; reached Sandersville at twelve M.; skirmish by the advance; formed line south of town, and at one P. M. marched to Tenville Station with the division, and destroyed railroad toward Davidsboro till six P. M. Encamped for the night. Day's travel, twelve miles. 27th. Renewed destruction of railroad at seven A. M., and at twelve M. marched toward Davidsboro, crossing Williamson's Swamp Creek, and encamping at Davidsboro at half-past 9 P. M. Day's travel, fifteen miles. 28th. Marched at seven A. M. with division, and returned to a point about eight miles from Davidsboro, and commenced the destruction of the railroad where we left off the day before. At about two P. M., this brigade was attacked by a force of cavalry, which was quickly repulsed and driven off with some loss. Had one man wounded and four men captured. At five P. M., marched back to Davidsboro, and encamped at seven P. M. Day's travel, sixteen miles. 29th. Marched at six A. M. to Spiers Station, thence to Bostwick, and encamped at seven P. M. Day's travel, nineteen miles. 30th. Marched at seven A. M.; crossed the Ogeechee River at four P. M., and encamped at seven P. M. Day's travel, ten miles. December 1st. Marched at seven A. M., this brigade leading the corps, and bivouacked, at six
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