3d. Moved at eleven A. M., and bivouacked near------Creek. Division as rear-guard. 4th. Moved at half-past 10 A. M., and bivouacked near Horse Creek. 5th. Moved at daylight, and crossed Horse Creek. Division still rear-guard. 6th. Regiment detailed to forage for brigade. 7th. Regiment still on duty foraging for brigade. Rejoined same near Springfield. 8th. Moved at seven A. M., and crossed Ebenezer Creek, and bivouacked for the night near Eden. 9th. Moved at eight A. M., First division leading. At two P. M., the rebels opened with artillery on the advance. The enemy were soon driven. Our brigade sent to support Colonel Carman's brigade, of First division. The enemy retreated, and we were not needed. Bivouacked for the night fourteen miles from Savannah. 10th. Moved at half-past 2 P. M., and bivouacked four miles from Savannah. 11th-20th. In reserve in rear of first line. 21st. Moved at five A. M., and entered Savannah at half-past 6 A. M. There are no casualties to report. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
John T. Lockman, Colonel Commanding One Hundred and Nineteenth New-York Volunteers.
Lieutenant Harbert's Report.
headquarters Second brigade, Third division, Twentieth army corps, Office Acting Commissary of Subsistence, Savannah, Georgia, December 26, 1864.sir: I have the honor to make the following report of the approximate amount of subsistence procured from the country by the commissary department of this brigade since the occupation of Atlanta by our forces. Forage-parties from the brigade were first organized in October, communication with the rear being intercepted, and in two expeditions to Flat Rock and Stone Mountain, respectively, a good supply of sheep, corn-meal, and honey was procured. From this date till the evacuation of the city, November fifteenth, supplies were plenty, and the organization of forage-parties rendered unnecessary. Leaving Atlanta, we passed during the first week through an arable, thickly-settled cattle-growing country, and obtained from the country (50) fifty head of beef-cattle, one hundred and seventy-five head of sheep, five thousand pounds of fresh pork, six hundred bushels sweet potatoes, two hundred pounds honey, ten barrels sorghum syrup. During the following week, between Little River and Louisville, passed through low swampy country, but picked up one hundred head of beef-cattle, one hundred sheep, one thousand three hundred pounds poultry, one thousand bushels sweet potatoes, three thousand three hundred pounds honey, fifteen barrels sorghum syrup, two thousand pounds corn-meal, one thousand three hundred pounds flour-all of which was issued to the brigade. The next five days march lay through a more fertile country, and not less than three thousand pounds fresh pork, two thousand pounds bacon, two hundred sheep, five thousand bushels sweet potatoes, eight barrels of sorghum syrup, and one thousand five hundred pounds corn-meal were procured from the country. On the eve of December fifth, ten wagons were well laden with stores foraged. From this date till we come to the defences of Savannah, very little was found, though the wagons emptied were immediately filled with potatoes. The forage-parties of this brigade, under Captain Baldwin, Nineteenth Michigan, Captain Anderson, Eighty-fifth Indiana, and Lieutenant Knowles, Twenty-second Wisconsin, were the first to discover, protect, and put in running order one of the two rice-mills on the Savannah River, which, under my immediate charge, threshed the rice which furnished the Twentieth corps the only available substitute for bread prior to the capture of Fort McAllister. Total amount foraged from September second to December twenty-fifth : One hundred and fifty head of beef-cattle, four hundred and seventy-five sheep, eight thousand pounds fresh pork, two thousand pounds bacon, ten thousand pounds poultry, six thousand six hundred bushels sweet potatoes, five thousand pounds honey, thirty-three barrels sorghum syrup, three thousand pounds corn-meal, two thousand three hundred pounds flour. Lieutenant Wing, Acting Assistant-Quartermaster, by furnishing all available transportation as soon as called upon, contributed materially to the success of the forage-parties. The latter were well conducted and systematically arranged. During the greater part of the march the troops were abundantly supplied by a daily issue. I have the honor to be, Captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain A. G. Kellam, Aacting Assistant Adjutant-General:
Captain A. G. Kellam, Aacting Assistant Adjutant-General:
W. S. Harbert, First Lieutenant Eighty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and Acting Commissary Subsistence, Second Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps.
Lieutenant wing's Report.
Office Acting Assistant Quartermaster, Second brigade, Third division, Twentieth army corps, Savannah, Ga., December 25, 1864.Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of quartermaster's stores procured from the country by the quartermaster's department of this brigade, agreeably to orders from the opening of the campaign to the occupying of the city of Savannah, by the Federal forces: On the first of November I relieved Lieutenant J. L. Berch, Twenty-second regiment Wisconsin volunteer infantry, and Acting Assistant-Quartermaster, and consequently my report will not embrace the time from the date our forces occupied Atlanta up to the first ultimo Condition of Transportation.--At the opening of the campaign on the fifteenth of November, my transportation was not in the finest condition, by reason of our communication having been cut by the enemy, and the scarcity of forage on hand at the time. Large foraging-parties were often sent out, but the meagre quantities of corn and fodder