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[61] a redoubt where the enemy opened on us with artillery. The line halted, when, soon after, the First brigade opened on the redoubt from the opposite side, and the enemy left their works and retreated in haste, taking with them, however, their artillery.

Our line moved forward and halted near the redoubt, and camped for the night.

December 10th.--Resumed the march at half-past 6 A. M. Crossed the Savannah and Charleston Railroad at Monteith Station. Halted and destroyed the track for some distance, when orders came to move on. Camped at two P. M., four miles from Savannah.

December 11th.--This regiment, with the Second Massachusetts, was ordered out on a reconnoissance. Did not proceed far before we found the enemy in strong works. Returned to camp at eleven A. M.

December 12th.--Moved into line of battle on the left of the Second Massachusetts volunteers, and on the right of the Thirteenth New-Jersey volunteers, where breastworks were erected.

December 13th, 14th, and 15th.--Remained in camp without any change.

December 16th.--Broke camp at six A. M. Marched to the Savannah River and crossed to Argyle Island with the brigade, a distance of four miles, where we camped and remained without accident until the nineteenth, when this regiment changed position and occupied the camp of the Thirteenth New-Jersey volunteers, but at two (2) P. M. crossed the east branch of the river to South-Carolina to join the brigade. This regiment was divided, and four companies ordered to report to Colonel Cogswell, Second Massachusetts volunteers, and two companies to report to Colonel Hawley, Third Wisconsin volunteers, and two companies were left to guard the landing. Five companies (A, E, G, H, and I,) were moved upon by the enemy, and the enemy were repulsed, when the five companies were ordered back by Colonel Hawley, and took position in rear, and fortified. Two men only were slightly wounded.

December 20th.--Were joined by the remaining companies, and lay in works all day.

December 21st.--Received news that Savannah was occupied by our troops. Orders were received at eight A. M. to recross the river. This regiment moved down to the landing, but was returned to the support of the line. Remained in works until two (2) P. M., during which time the enemy made movements in front as if to attack, but nothing occurred but slight skirmishing. At two (2) P. M., we were again ordered to retire to the river. Recrossed safely to Argyle Island, and remained during the night.

December 22d.--Remained in works on the island, unable to recross the west branch of the river on account of the strong wind. About twelve M., the enemy moved down to the river and annoyed the troops by sharp-shooters. We had one man severely wounded in the leg.

Crossed to the Georgia shore at four P. M., and marched to within one mile of Savannah. Went into camp at ten P. M.

December 23d.--Received orders to go into camp and erect comfortable quarters.

I am, Captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. N. Sill, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding.

Major A. B. Smith's Report.

headquarters one hundred and Fiftieth New-York volunteers, Second brigade, First division, Twentieth corps, near Savannah, Ga., December 24, 1864.
Captain J. R. Lindsay, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
sir: In compliance with circulars from brigade and division headquarters, dated December twenty-third, 1864, I have the honor to submit the following report.

September 2.--On this day, Atlanta was occupied by our forces. The One Hundred and Fiftieth regiment was placed in the rebel defences of the city, near the Decatur road.

September 3.--Quarters erected by the men.

September 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.--Remained in same position.

September 11.--Moved camp three hundred yards to the rear, and erected comfortable, neat, and uniform quarters.

September 12 to 17, inclusive.--Remained in same camp, having drills, roll-calls, guard-mount, and dress-parade daily.

September 18.--This regiment paraded for review with the division, but the review was prevented by rain.

September 19.--Raised a flag-pole, and run up our garrison flag.

September 20.--The regiment took part in the review of the division by Major-General Slocum.

September 21 to October 3.--The regiment remained in same camp.

October 4.--Moved at six o'clock P. M. into the rebel defences of the city of Atlanta, on the Marietta road; the One Hundred and Fiftieth regiment on the right of the brigade. Very large details of from eighty to one hundred men from the regiment worked daily on the interior line of defences of the city.

October 9 to 10, inclusive.--Remained in same position.

October 11.--Marched, at five o'clock A. M., on a foraging expedition to Flat Rock, a distance of sixteen miles.

October 12.--Crossed the Flat Rock Shoals, turned to the right four miles, and helped load two hundred wagons with corn.

October 13 and 14.--Filled balance of wagons, one hundred and twenty-five in number, and returned with the train of five hundred loaded wagons to within six miles of Atlanta, where we halted at four o'clock A. M. of the fourteenth; continued the march at half-past 11 A. M., and arrived in Atlanta at two o'clock P. M.

October 15 to 21, inclusive.--Remained in the same camp.

October 22.--Marched with the balance of the brigade, at four P. M., on road to Flat Rock Shoals, to cover the return of a foraging train of eight hundred wagons, threatened by rebel cavalry.

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