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[124] usual. Marched about fifteen miles, and went into camp at dark.

8th. We lay in camp until afternoon. The regiment was again deployed. The Third division detailed to guard the whole corps train. Marched in single file. We passed through Springfield, county-seat of Effingham county. The road runs through very bad swamps, and it was with much difficulty that we got the train along. Went into camp about half-past 10 P. M.

9th. Started on the march early. The road was almost impassable. The Eighty-fifth Indiana, the advanced regiment, was detailed to repair roads; the Thirty-third Indiana was pushed forward on double-quick, to a cross-road about one mile in advance, to guard against any surprise or attack by the enemy; we came up as the rear of the Seventeenth corps passed. Company F was stationed on the road leading in from the right about one hundred yards from the crossing, and companies G and B, under Major Niedrauer, were advanced across the main road leading to Savannah, about one hundred and fifty yards; we were soon relieved by the Nineteenth Michigan, of the Second brigade. We moved on the Savannah road about one mile, and halted for dinner. After dinner we moved about eight miles, and went into camp for the night, camping in line of battle. The road was blockaded to-day most of the way; the enemy planted artillery on commanding points. They kept up a heavy firing during the day.

10th. Moved out early, Thirty-third in advance. After the brigade was on the move, companies D and I were sent out as flankers on the right and left of the road. We halted on the right of the road at noon, and lay here till three P. M. Moved to the right on the Savannah and Charleston Railroad.

11th. Seventy-five men, under command of Captain J. T. Fleming, were detailed as foragers. About four P. M., the regiment moved to an advanced position. The line of battle was finally established, the left of the Thirty-third resting on the First brigade, and the right resting on the Eighty-fifth Indiana.

12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th. We did not build any works in our front. Scarcely any picket-firing in our front.

16th. The brigade shifted to the left and went into camp in line of battle, the Thirty-third on the right, the right resting on the direct road leading to Savannah.

17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. During this time a straggling skirmish-firing was kept up in our front. The enemy kept up almost a constant fire with artillery, with but little effect.

21st. This morning about five, we received word that the enemy were gone from our front, and had evacuated Savannah; we were ordered to get ready to march immediately, and were soon on the march, the Thirty-third in the advance. The brigade halted at the first line of works in line of battle. About ten A. M. moved out again, and by noon went into camp one half-mile from the city, since which time the regiment has been engaged in building quarters, etc.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

James E. Burton, Lieut.-Col. Thirty-third Indiana Volunteers, Commanding the Regiment. A. G. Kellam, Captain, and A. A. A. Gen., Second Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps.


Lieutenant-Colonel Crane's Report.

headquarters Eighty-Fifth regiment Indiana infantry, Savannah, Georgia, December 23, 1864.
Captain Kellam, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
I have the honor to report to you, pursuant to order, the proceedings of my regiment from the occupation of Atlanta, to the twenty-first day of December, 1864, so much of said time as the regiment was under my command, it having been under the command of Major J. E. Brant, of the Eighty-fifth regiment Indiana infantry, from the time required by report to that date.

I assumed command of the regiment November eleventh, 1864. It was then encamped within the lines at Atlanta, doing only picket and fatigue duty. The regiment remained there, preparing for a campaign, until November fifteenth, 1864, when, pursuant to order, it moved with the brigade upon the Decatur road, at nine o'clock A. M. The march was hindered by the wagon-trains, and, without making many miles, were upon the march until eight o'clock A. M., November sixteenth, when stopped for breakfast, and were again upon the march with the brigade at ten o'clock A. M., and camped about eight P. M. that night.

17th. The regiment marched with the brigade at five A. M., the march impeded by the movements of the train, and moved on slowly, with long delays, until three A. M.,

18th, when encamped, under orders to move at six A. M. At that hour the regiment moved with the brigade through Social Circle, nearly into Rutledge, when it stopped and destroyed a portion of the railroad, which it did, also, after passing Rutledge, then going into camp about five miles west of Madison.

19th. Moved with the brigade at five A. M. about two miles, when the brigade stopped and destroyed railroad, very expeditiously and effectively, so far as my regiment was concerned, to within a short distance of Madison, and then moved out upon the Milledgeville road four miles, and encamped, at half-past 4 P. M.

20th. Marched with the brigade at six A. M., guarding wagon-train, and camped about two miles north of Eatonton, at dark.

21st. Marched at five A. M., and encamped at three P. M., ten miles from Milledgeville.

22d. Remained in camp until half-past 4 P. M., then moved with the brigade, guarding wagon-train. Delayed on the road until three A. M.,

23d, when camped in Milledgeville. The regiment moved from its camp there, November


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