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[58] they were held in check. At sunset, the Thirteenth New-Jersey volunteers crossed, and Colonel Hawley, commanding Third Wisconsin, with the skirmish-line, was left to the delicate task of withdrawing under cover of darkness. At eleven P. M., the skirmish-line crossed, and without the loss of a man captured. During the severe skirmishing of the afternoon, Colonel John H. Ketcham, commanding One Hundred and Fiftieth New-York volunteers, a valuable officer, was severely wounded in the thigh; he had but two days before joined his command while we lay on Argyle Island.

December 22.--Crossed from Argyle Island to main land and took position on the right of the First brigade of the division about two miles north of the city of Savannah.

On withdrawing from South-Carolina and Argyle Island, about one hundred and fifty negroes came with my brigade.

In closing this report, I cannot forbear to say that, in my opinion, the position taken and held by this brigade on the South-Carolina side of the river, had much to do in accelerating the evacuation of the city of Savannah.

During, the entire march from Atlanta to this place, the brigade has subsisted entirely upon the country. (For statement of stores captured, see Appendix C.) We have travelled three hundred and twenty-three miles, have not lost a man by sickness, and have now only eleven (11) on the sick list, or less than one per cent.

For list of casualties, see Appendix A. For list of prisoners captured, see Appendix B. For list of property captured and destroyed, see Appendix C.

Accompanying this report, I submit the reports of my regimental commanders.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. A. Carman, Colonel Commanding Brigade.

Appendix A.

command.killed.wounded.captured and missing.aggregate.
 C. O.E. M.Total.C. O.E. M.Total.C. O.E. M.Total.C. O.E. M.Total.
107th New-York Volunteers,    661525315859
150th New-York Volunteers, 22156 1212119201
13th New-Jersey Volunteers,    33 33 66
2d Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers,    22 1717 1919
3d Wisconsin Veteran Volunteers, 11134 9911314
Total, 3321921193943115118

Appendix B.

List of rebel prisoners captured: December ninth, at Monteith Swamp, three enlisted men; December tenth, on steamer Ida, one commissioned officer and twelve enlisted men; December eleventh, on steamer Resolute, five commissioned officers and nineteen enlisted men; total, six commissioned officers and thirty-four enlisted men.

Appendix C:--Property captured and appropriated to the use of the brigade:

Five horses, 44 mules; corn, 177,118 pounds; fodder, 205,500 pounds; sweet potatoes, 95,000 pounds; fresh meat, including poultry, 95,000 pounds; rice in the sheaf, 20,000 pounds; rice threshed, 500 bushels; syrup, 13 barrels; sugar, 1000 pounds; salt, 6 barrels; bacon, 1000 pounds; meal and flour, 1500 pounds; whisky, 2 barrels; tobacco, 1500 pounds.

Property captured and turned over.--Eighteen hundred bales cotton, taken by Colonel William Hawley at Milledgeville, and disposed of by Major-General Sherman.

Steamer Resolute, of confederate States Navy, with the following cargo, turned over to Captain Whittlesey, Assistant-Quartermaster Twentieth corps: 20 Short Whitney rifled muskets, accoutrements complete; 5 barrels flour, 6 bags coffee, 6 barrels beef, 1 box candles, 1/2 barrel syrup, 3 boxes bread, 1/2 barrel vinegar, 500 pounds bacon, 1/2 barrel rice.

Taken on Argyle Island and turned over to Captain Whittlesey, A. Q. M. Twentieth corps, 2 horses, 14 mules.

Property destroyed.--Three and a half miles railroad track between Atlanta and Chattahoochee River; 9 miles Georgia Central Railroad, 1 1/2 miles Charleston and Savannah Railroad.

Ordnance and ordnance stores destroyed at Milledgeville: 2300 muskets, smooth bore, calibre 69, burned; 10,000 rounds ammunition for the same, burned; 300 sets of infantry accoutrements, burned; 5000 lances, or John Brown

1 1 committed suicide.

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