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[107] were the only organized body of our troops in the city.

Casualties have been heretofore reported in detail, a summary of which is hereto attached; also a comparative statement of the effective force at the commencement and close of the campaign. Too much cannot be said in praise of the soldierly conduct of the men of this command generally throughout the campaign, and particularly since the occupation of this city, and the officers, with few exceptions, are worthy leaders of the men. Those who constitute the exceptions will not accompany on the next campaign. My personal and departmental staff are hereby mentioned as exceedingly competent and faithful. The distance marched by this command, from the time of leaving Atlanta until the occupation of Savannah, was three hundred and twenty-five miles. Respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. A. Barnum. Colonel One Hundred and Forty-ninth New-York volunteers, Commanding Brigade.

Summary of Casualties.--Sixtieth New-York veteran volunteers: Wounded, two commissioned officers; four enlisted men; total, six. One Hundred and Second New-York veteran volunteers: Wounded, one commissioned officer; fourteen enlisted men ; missing, one enlisted man; total, sixteen. One Hundred and Thirty-seventh New-York veteran volunteers: Killed, one enlisted man; wounded, eight enlisted men; missing, four enlisted men; total, thirteen. One Hundred and Forty-ninth New-York veteran volunteers: Wounded, two enlisted men; missing, one enlisted man; total, three. Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania volunteers : Killed, two enlisted men; wounded, one commissioned officer, six enlisted men; total, nine. One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania volunteers: Wounded, one enlisted man. Aggregate: Killed, three; wounded, thirty-nine; missing, six.

Comparative report of effective force: Effective force, September second, 1864, one thousand one hundred and ninety-nine; recruits received during campaign, one hundred and twenty-eight; total, one thousand three hundred and twenty-seven. Effective force, December twenty-first, 1864: One thousand four hundred and thirty-five; increase in effective force, two hundred and thirty-six.

Detailed reports of regimental commanders accompany this report.

Lieutenant-Colonel Chatfield's Report.

headquarters one hundred and Second regiment, New-York veteran volunteer infantry, Savannah, Georgia, December 26, 1864.
Captain O. T. May, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General Third Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
Captain: I have the honor respectfully to submit the following report of operations of this regiment, from the time of the occupation of Atlanta, by the Twentieth army corps, to the occupation of Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-first, 1864, dividing the same into two parts, the first relating to events occurring during our stay in Atlanta, Georgia, and the second to those occurring during the recent campaign through Georgia; and as it will make the same much more simple and brief, by giving it in the form of a diary, I shall adopt that method.

The details of the entry of the regiment into Atlanta have been given in my report of the summer's campaign. After our entry into Atlanta, in accordance with orders received from my brigade commander, I moved the regiment to the rear of a line of works which had been thrown up by the enemy, on the south side of the city, my left resting upon the Macon Railroad, and there laid out a camp. The regiment remained in this camp until the twelfth day of September, 1864, when the position of the brigade was changed to a better locality, nearer the city and about one half (1/2) mile to the rear of the works, on which place another camp was laid out, this regiment being placed on the left of the brigade. While here, the time was spent in drilling, and preparing the men for an active campaign whenever called upon, and during a considerable portion of the time, the regiment was employed in the construction of the new line of works, then being built about the city.

On the eleventh day of October, 1864, the regiment accompanied a foraging expedition which went from the city, under command of Brigadier-General John W. Geary; left at six A. M., marched about thirteen (13) miles in a south-easterly direction, and bivouacked for the night near South River, at about eight P. M. The next day crossed South-River in charge of a portion of the train, marched about four (4) miles south of the river, filled the wagons with corn and corn-fodder, and returned to the ground occupied the night previous; about seven P. M. bivouacked. Left at seven A. M., and again crossed South-River. Two companies of the regiment were placed across a road, leading in an easterly direction from the one travelled by the trains, to guard against any approach by the enemy in that direction, under command of Captain R. B. Hathaway. Marched about five (5) miles south of the river with the remainder of the regiment, when, after remaining a short time, I was ordered to move back to our camp-ground, and guard fifty (50) wagons filled with forage to that place, which I did, arriving there about two P. M. The same day, at eight P. M., the command started on their return; marched in rear of the first one hundred (100) wagons of the train; about three A. M. of the fourteenth bivouacked. Left about eight A. M., marched in rear of the first one hundred (100) wagons, and reached the camp of the regiment at Atlanta about noon. No casualties occurred during the expedition.

On the twenty-sixth of October, 1864, the regiment accompanied another expedition, under command of Brigadier-General J. W. Geary. Marched out upon the Decatur road at six A. M.; reaching Decatur, the regiment was separated from the brigade, and formed the advance-guard of the wagon train. Marched about fifteen (15)

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