Fourteenth army corps to pass. Still in rear of corps; marched in Hebron road. November 25.--Passed Hebron to Buffalo Creek; division still in rear; bridge burned; went into camp in good season. November 26.--Moved at six A. M.; division in rear of corps; took up pontoons over Buffalo Creek; reached Sandersville at two o'clock P. M.; went into camp. November 27.--Division in charge of corps trains and artillery; marched to Davisboro, fourteen miles; went into camp early, getting every thing in at an early hour. November 28.--Marched on Louisville road; still in charge of trains; bridge over Ogeechee destroyed; pontoniers and pioneers at work all afternoon. The Fourteenth corps train passed us here. November 29.--Moved at two P. M.; crossed Rocky Comfort; passed through Louisville; went into camp on Big Creek, where the enemy had destroyed bridge. Second brigade left at the Ogeechee, to guard the pontoon-train. November 30.--Remained in camp all day. By order Major-General Slocum, commanding left wing, moved up Second brigade and pontoon-train. Heavy fog settled at night; almost impossible to see five feet ahead. The brigade and train came into camp at twelve o'clock, (midnight.) December 1.--Marched at one o'clock P. M.; division, in rear of corps, in charge of cavalry train, and General Carlin's train of Fourteenth corps-Colonel Selfridge's brigade of First division assisting this division to guard the increased train. Marched eight miles; rear in about three o'clock A. M. December 2.--Still in rear and in charge of same trains. Marched toward Buckhead Creek; camped within one mile of that stream about dark; ordered to cross that night; order countermanded at nine o'clock P. M. December 3.--Crossed Buckhead Creek, to move ahead of Second, in rear of First division. General Carlin's train ordered to report to its own division. Cavalry train and my Second brigade ordered to report to General Geary. Moved across Millen and Augusta Railroad, leaving stockade to left. Detached First brigade to destroy railroad; effectually destroyed about four miles, by piling fence-rails on the track, and setting them on fire. Moved into a camp near Big Horse Creek, the First brigade coming in about eleven o'clock P. M. December 4.--Moved Second division in line. Went into camp at cross-roads, six miles from Sylvania. December 5.--Marched at seven A. M.; passed First division; marched eight miles on Springfield road; went into camp at one o'clock P. M. Second brigade joined the division about seven o'clock P. M., having marched fifteen miles. December 6.--Marched in advance of corps fourteen miles; camped at three o'clock P. M. ten miles north-west of Springfield. December 7.--Marched again in advance. First brigade, in advance, went into Springfield; balance of division camped one mile west of the town. Pioneers cleared road of trees felled by enemy, and built foot-bridge across Jack's Branch. December 8.--Division in charge of corps trains; ordered to cross the branch, mass troops and park trains around the town. Two o'clock P. M., ordered to move at once; roads terrible. Head of column went into camp at forks of road, only six miles; but the rear of column did not come in until forty-five minutes past eight o'clock the next morning. December 9.--Detailed Eighty-fifth Indiana, Lieutenant-Colonel Crane commanding, to repair roads ahead of trains. Had orders, if possible, to overtake troops of First and Second divisions. Moved by Mount Zion Church. Marched fifteen miles; camped in rear of corps, fifteen and one half miles from Savannah. December 10.--Broke camp at half-past 6 A. M., to march in rear of First division; moved on main road to Monteith, (ten-mile station, Savannah and Charleston Railroad.) Here the General Jackson command was busily employed destroying the tracks. My division was ordered forward to protect the working party. Threw First brigade in line of battle, near Cherokee Hill. Received orders to move forward until I came to opposition; was not checked until within four and one half miles of Savannah. Here we ran upon the enemy's works; halted; ordered to form two brigades in right of Jonesville road, and to hold one in reserve. This was done: First and Third brigades in first line; Second brigade in camp in rear. My left connected with right of First division; my right with left of Fourteenth army corps. The enemy made no demonstrations worthy of notice; he fired heavy guns freely, but they did little or no damage. December 11.--Order from General Williams, commanding Twentieth corps, to send a regiment over to Savannah River. Colonel Dustin, commanding Second brigade, sent Twenty-second Wisconsin, Lieutenant-Colonel Bloodgood commanding. This regiment supported Captain Winnegar's battery, which, on the thirteenth instant, disabled the rebel transport Resolute to such a degree, that she fell into our hands. A crew from the Twenty-second Wisconsin was put aboard of her, and ran her up to within the week just passed. On the fourteenth instant, two regiments were detailed from Second brigage, as escort to a train sent into the country from corps headquarters. They returned same night. December 15.--Received orders to relieve Colonel Carman's brigade, of General Jackson's division. December 16.--Colonel Dustin, commanding Second brigade, relieved Colonel Carman, on left of Louisville road, at daybreak. The line very long — about seven hundred yards--and only three regiments to hold it. Colonel Dustin was ordered to complete the works, and place his command in as strong a position as possible.
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