23d. Remained in camp until two P. M., when the brigade and regiment, in connection with Third brigade, (Colonel Selfridge's,) First division, were ordered to destroy several miles of the Gordon Railroad, which was successfully accomplished. Reached camp at five P. M. 24th. Broke camp at seven A. M., crossed Town Creek, and encamped for the night near Gum Creek, having marched twelve miles. 25th. Moved at nine A. M., passed through the town of Hebron, halted while nine bridges were repaired over the swamps at this point, which had been destroyed by a citizen by the name of Tucker. The bridges having been repaired, took up line of march about eight P. M. Crossed the swamps and bivouacked for the night, having marched about eight miles. 26th. Moved at seven A. M., reached Sandersville at noon, halted one hour for dinner. Marched to Tennille, some three miles distant, at Station No. 13, on the Georgia Central Railroad, destroying several miles of road toward Davisboro. Encamped for the night in close proximity to the railroad. 27th. At seven A. M. recommenced the destruction of the railroad, and took up line of march at two P. M. for Davisboro, some twelve miles distant, which place we reached at nine P. M. 28th. Resumed the destruction of the railroad in vicinity of Davisboro, in conjunction with First brigade of Second division. While at work, an assault was made upon the working parties by a detachment of Wheeler's cavalry, in which private William Grouse, of company H, of this regiment, was wounded in the foot. Reached Davisboro about eight P. M., bivouacked for the night. 29th. Moved at seven A. M., halted for dinner at Bartoe Station, some thirteen miles from Davisboro, passed through Bethany, and bivouacked near the Ogeechee River, after a march of twenty-two miles. 30th. Took up line of march at nine A. M., in direction of Louisville, crossed the Ogeechee River about dusk, bivouacked near Louisville, marched about ten miles. December 1.--Moved at seven A. M., taking the advance. Marched fifteen miles and bivouacked near Burke Camp-Ground. 2d. Moved at seven A. M. Marched some fifteen miles, crossed Buckhead Creek, and bivouacked for the night. 3d. Took up line of march at twelve M., crossed the Augusta and Waynesboro Railroad, three miles north of Millen, marched some ten miles, and bivouacked at four A. M. 4th. Broke camp at seven A. M., being the advance-guard of the division. Marched but six miles, owing to the destruction of a dam by the enemy, which flooded the road. 5th. Started at ten A. M. Companies K and F were detailed as a rear-guard. After crossing the north branch of the Little Ogeechee, these two companies were ordered to destroy by fire the saw-mill and bridge, and break the dam, after the same had been opened and the road flooded. Three foraging teams came in sight on the other side of the road. The men were ordered to cross the burning bridge, which they did, and succeeded in backing the flames and brought the teams and horses across in safety. Halted for dinner at the Little Ogeechee, passed the First division, and bivouacked for the night, after a march of fifteen miles. 6th. Broke camp at eight A. M. Marched this day but eight miles, owing to the obstructions placed across the road by the enemy. 7th. Moved at seven A. M., marched to Springfield, fourteen miles. Regiment on picket, in connection with One Hundred and Forty-ninth New-York volunteers. 8th. Took up line of march at seven A. M., passed through Springfield, encamped at four P M., having marched fourteen miles. 9th. Marched at eight A. M., halted at Monteith Swamp for dinner. At this point a brigade of the First division encountered the enemy. After handsomely repulsing them, the Second division was ordered to encamp about five P. M. 10th. Moved at nine A. M., crossed the Savannah and Charleston Railroad, which had beer destroyed by the First division. Bivouacked on the main road to, and within five miles of, Savannah. 11th. The brigade was ordered to break camp at eight A. M., and move on a road to the left and toward the Savannah River, to feel the enemy's lines. Passed the Forty-sixth Pennsylvania veteran volunteers, First division, Second brigade, doing picket-duty, and in close proximity to the enemy's lines. After a slight skirmish with the enemy by the One Hundred and Thirty-seventh and One Hundred and Second New-York regiments, in which they drove the enemy into their works, we took our position in a ditch made to drain road, and which served as good earthworks for the men, Twenty-ninth being the fourth in line from the left of the brigade, and within three hundred yards of the enemy's works. 12th. The enemy kept up a brisk artillery fire, which was only responded to by the skirmish-line on our front. At eleven P. M., received orders to prepare to charge the enemy's works. The positions of the regiments were changed and the Twenty-ninth ordered to take the extreme left and charge the enemy's works on the river beach. The regiment took up its assigned position at two A. M., and at four A. M. was ordered into intrenchments, the assault having been abandoned. 13th. Heavy firing all day from the enemy, with shot and shell. 14th. Firing all day from the enemy. Received news of the capture of Fort McAllister. 15th. Things unusually quiet. 16th. Heavy firing from the enemy; two men wounded, both seriously. 17th. Firing from the enemy unusually heavy. Two enlisted men killed, four wounded-one mortally-and one commissioned officer, Captain Beaumont, wounded in left leg. 18th, 19th, and 20th. Nothing worthy of note. 21st. Received notice to fall in at two A. M., that the enemy had abandoned their works. Took
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