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1. Major James Francis, Second Massachusetts volunteers, Acting Assistant Inspector General. 2. Surgeon H. Z. Gill, Surgeon U. S. volunteers, Surgeon-in-Chief. 3. Captain George B. Cadwallader, Assistant Quartermaster. 4. Captain John C. Livezey, Commissary Subsistence. 5. Captain E. A. Wickes, One Hundred and Fiftieth New-York volunteers, Acting Commissary Musters. 6. Captain S. A. Bennett, One Hundred and Seventh New-York volunteers, Acting Topographical Engineer. 7. Captain M. P. Whitney, Fifth Connecticut volunteers, Provost-Marshal. 8. Captain William J. Augustine, Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania volunteers, Ordnance Officer. 9. First Lieutenant George Robinson, Aid-de-Camp to Brigadier-General Williams, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General. 10. First Lieutenant E. B. Benedict, Forty-sixth New-York volunteers, Aid-de-Camp.

Accompanying this report, I forward reports of brigade and regimental commanders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. J. Jackson, Brigadier-General Commanding.


Colonel Selfridge's Report.

headquarters First brigade, First division, Twentieth army corps, Savannah, Georgia, December 26, 1864.
Lieutenant George Robinson, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Divisions, Twentieth Army Corps.
Lieutenant: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of this brigade from the occupation of Atlanta, until the capture of Savannah, Georgia.

Immediately after the troops of this brigade entered Atlanta, they were encamped in the eastern part of the city, close by the earthworks, formerly occupied by the enemy. Nothing of importance occurred in the command up to September eleventh, at which time the troops were moved to the north-western portion of the town, where they were encamped upon a ridge, which commanded the country in our immediate front, giving us an admirable position in case of attack. Here most excellent quarters were erected by the men, and the camps of the several regiments were paragons of neatness and regularity, reflecting much credit upon both officers and men.

On September twenty-second, General Joseph F. Knipe, then commanding the brigade, started for Memphis, Tennessee, having been ordered to report there by an order from General Sherman, to assume the duties of Chief of Cavalry of the army of Tennessee.

Colonel Warren W. Packer, Fifth Connecticut veteran volunteers, being senior in rank, assumed command of the brigade on the morning of September twenty-second. On September twenty-eighth, the One Hundred and Forty-first regiment New-York volunteers were detailed to report to Colonel Crane, One Hundred and Seventh New-York volunteers, for duty in the city, in accordance with orders from division headquarters, where they remained doing guard duty until the fifteenth November, when they again joined the brigade.

On October twentieth, Colonel Warren W. Packer, commanding this brigade, was mustered out of the United States service, his term having expired, and was succeeded in command by the undersigned on the afternoon of the same day.

On the morning of October twenty-first, pursuant to orders from division headquarters, this brigade, in company with one from each of the other divisions of the corps, started at six A. M. on a foraging expedition, which was under command of Colonel Dustin, of the One Hundred and Fifth Illinois volunteers, commanding Third division of this corps.

We moved to Decatur, and from there to Latimer's, where we encamped for the night. On the twenty-second and twenty-third we were busily engaged loading our wagons with fodder, corn, and provisions of all kinds.

The troops subsisted almost entirely upon the country, and succeeded in loading all the wagons with supplies, as mentioned above. We started from Latimer's on our return at one P. M., on the twenty-third, and encamped for the night about two miles from Decatur. At eleven A. M., on the twenty-fourth, this brigade moved from its encampment, having the rear of the train to protect, and reached Atlanta at three P. M. We were very much favored in regard to weather, and the expedition was a complete success. Pursuant to orders from division headquarters, this brig-ade started for Decatur on the morning of October twenty-ninth, at six o'clock, for the purpose of rendering assistance to a foraging expedition, sent out a few days previous, under charge of General John W. Geary, in case he was attacked by the enemy's cavalry, who were reported hovering about his vicinity. I arrived at Decatur with my brigade at seven A. M., and met the head of General Geary's train about ten A. M., on their return to Atlanta. I remained in Decatur until the last of General Geary's train had passed, when I brought up the rear with my brigade, and reached Atlanta by seven P. M.

On the afternoon of November fifth, pursuant to orders from division headquarters, I moved my brigade from the city of Atlanta on to the McDonough road, in company with the other brigades of this division, and encamped about two miles from the city. On the afternoon of the following day I was ordered to return to Atlanta, which I did, occupying my old camping-ground.

Early on the morning of November ninth, the pickets of the corps were attacked by the enemy's cavalry, and my brigade was ordered to the breastworks on the Marietta road as a support to the Second brigade of this division, which had gone out on a reconnoissance.

While here, one of my staff-officers, who had permission to go beyond our works, captured two of the enemy's cavalrymen in a house, about half a mile from the city. They were turned over to the Provost-Marshal of this division.

My brigade remained at the breastworks until


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