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[129] regiment, who brought her off the bar, and moored her just below the battery. Repairs were at once commenced. It was found that two shots had passed through her, and that she was also seriously damaged by colliding with the other boats as they turned around. No further attempt was made by the boats that escaped to get to the city. From this time, nothing of importance occurred for some days. A party of the regiment, under the charge of myself, explored Argyle Island to the head, finding canals extending from one channel to the other.

21st. Savannah was occupied by the United States forces. The rebel gunboats below the island were burned before the occupation. The enemy still hover about the South-Carolina shore, and there is some skirmishing across the channel that separates Argyle Island from the shore.

22d, 23d, and 24th. Remained in camp, sending guard of one hundred men to first rice-mill on river.

25th. Broke camp at ten A. M., and joined brigade on outskirts of the city.

During the past campaign there have been no casualties in the regiment. It numbers three hundred and fifteen men present. There is but little sickness and no deaths.

Appended is a table of distances from point to point, gathered from the most reliable sources within reach, and extending from Atlanta to Savannah:

Atlanta to Decatur,7
Decatur to Rockbridge,14
Rockbridge to Sheffield,13
Sheffield to Social Circle,14
Social Circle to Rutledge,7
Rutledge to Madison,9
Madison to Eatonton,20
Eatonton to Milledgeville,21
Milledgeville to Hebron,18
Hebron to Sandersville,10
Sandersville to Davisboro,10
Davisboro to Louisville,12
Louisville to Millen,30
Millen to Springfield,40
Springfield to Savannah,30
Atlanta to Savannah,255

Hoping the above will meet your approval, I remain, Captain, most respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Edward Bloodgood, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Twenty-Second Regiment Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers.

Colonel Lockman's Report.

headquarters one hundred and Nineteenth regiment New-York volunteers, Savannah, Ga., Dec. 23, 1864.
Captain N. K. Bray, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Corps:
sir: In compliance with circular order, I have the honor to submit the following resume of events since September first, 1864, and report of the part taken by my regiment in the campaign just closed by the fall of Savannah, Georgia:

September 1st, 1864. Regiment engaged in building works near Pace's Ferry.

2d. Still at Pace's Ferry. One P. M. our brigade received orders to move, and at eight P. M. we halted at Atlanta.

3d. Moved out and occupied rebel works on easterly side of the city.

4th. Assigned position on westerly side of McDonough road.

5th to November 5th, inclusive. Regiment occupied same position. On the afternoon of November fifth, 1864, regiment was ordered to be ready to move, and at three P. M., we marched out on McDonough road about one and one half miles, and bivouacked for the night, and on November sixth returned to our camp, where the regiment remained until the morning of November fifteenth, when the regiment moved from camp and marched to the vicinity of Stone Mountain.

November 16th. March resumed; bivouacked at night near Sheffield.

17th. Marched to vicinity of Social Circle, destroying railroad track.

18th. Moved at five A. M.; passed through Social Circle, and bivouacked near Madison; portions of railroad track destroyed.

19th. Moved at five A. M.; passed through Madison. The division being on special duty, several miles of railroad track destroyed; also depot at Buckhead. Cavalry burned railroad bridge over Oconee River.

20th. Moved at seven A. M.; bivouacked at Demming's Mills.

21st. Moved at eight A. M., and marched toward the Oconee River; bivouacked about six miles from Eatonton.

22d. Moved at half-past 6 A. M., and crossed the Oconee River, and reached Milledgeville at five P. M. Passed through and bivouacked on south side of the Oconee River.

23d. Resting at Milledgeville.

24th. Moved about eleven miles and bivouacked near Gum Creek.

25th. Moved at seven A. M., and bivouacked at Buffalo Creek.

26th. Moved at six A. M., reaching Sandersville at one P. M. At four P. M. moved to Tennille.

27th. Moved at six A. M. Engaged all day in destroying railroad track and bridges; bivouacked at Davisboro.

28th. Moved at eleven A. M., and reached Spiers at six P. M., and bivouacked.

29th. Moved at eight A. M., and marched to Bostwick. Regiment engaged in tearing up and destroying railroad track.

30th. Burned bridge over Ogeechee River, and trestle-work over Williams's Swamp. At four P. M., moved to join division, and reached Louisville at nine P. M., where we bivouacked.

December 1st. Moved at eleven A. M., in the direction of Millen, and bivouacked at night about twelve miles north-east from Millen.

2d. Moved at six A. M., and bivouacked near Buckhead Creek.

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