On assembling with balance of brigade, marched off in a westerly direction, accompanied with a battery of artillery and regiment of cavalry, with a view of discovering and capturing the attacking party of the morning. Proceeded six miles, to near Turner's Ferry, Chattahoochee River, when faced about and returned on Sandtown road to city. November 13.--Regiment engaged in tearing up and burning railroad between city of Atlanta and Chattahoochee River; tore up and destroyed half a mile. November 15.--Marched seventeen miles in a south-easterly direction, to foot of Stone Mountain, passing through Decatur and into De Kalb County, where our brigade did picket-duty. November 16.--Marched ten miles in a north-easterly direction to two miles cast of Yellow River. Crossed river at Rock Bridge, and passed into Gumneth County. November 17.--Marched thirteen miles east, to three miles beyond Sheffield, and into Newton and Walton counties; crossed Big and Little Haynes Creeks. November 18.--Marched twenty-one miles south-east, to five miles east of Rutledge, passing through Social Circle and Rutledge, to within four miles of Madison. November 19.--Marched four miles east to Madison, passing through the town, thence south four miles toward Eatonton, and passed into Morgan County. November 20.--Marched thirteen miles south to five miles north of Eatonton, county-town of Putnam County. November 21.--Marched eighteen miles south to Little River, passing through Eatonton. November 22.--Marched twelve miles to Milledgeville, the capital of Georgia, which was surrendered to our forces without opposition. Our brigade marched through the city on the advance. Crossed the Oconee River, and encamped about a mile from the city, in Baldwin County. November 23.--Rested near Milledgeville. November 24.--Marched fifteen miles to within three miles of Hebron P. O. Crossed Town, Gum, and Bluff Creeks, and entered Washington County. November 25.--Marched four miles east to Buffalo Creek, passing through Hebron P. O., thence four miles east of Buffalo Creek. Were delayed at creek some little time by burning of bridge across it, and camped four miles from Sandersville. November 26.--Started at six A. M., our regiment being on the right of the division, the Ninth Illinois cavalry being the advance-guard. We had not proceeded far before the cavalry were fired upon by the enemy. Our regiment was then deployed as skirmishers, with four companies in reserve. We then advanced, crossing a creek which the enemy had made impassable for our cavalry by falling timber and other obstructions. We commenced skirmishing with the rebels at this point, but drove them rapidly for about four miles, and entered the town of Sandersville, a little in advance of the skirmishers of the Fourteenth corps. Two of our men were severely wounded, one slightly. We then resumed our march south to Tennille, Station No. 13; skirmishers thrown out on both sides of road. Here we commenced tearing up the track of the Georgia Central Railroad. We tore up about half a mile, and then were sent out as pickets for the brigade, after which we returned to Tennille, where we encamped for the night. November 27.--Marched eighteen miles east, to Davisboro, Station No. 12, Georgia Central Railroad. Crossed Williamson Swamp Creek. November 28.--Marched eleven miles east, to Spiers Station No. 11, tearing up and destroying about half a mile of track. Passed into Jefferson County. November 29.--Marched eight miles east, to Bostwick, tearing up and destroying about half a mile of track, also destroyed a large lumber yard of bridge timber; thence one mile to camp. November 30.--Marched eight miles north-west to near Louisville; crossed Ogeechee River, and encamped three miles south-east of the town of Louisville. December 1.--Marched thirteen miles east to near Janes's Mill Creek, crossing Dug Spring, Baker's and Camp Creeks, passed into Burke County. December 2.--Marched fifteen miles east to Buckhead Church, crossed Janes's Mill and Buckhead Creeks; passed through Birdsville. December 3.--Marched sixteen miles east to three miles north of Millen; passed Camp Lawton, and into Seriven County; crossed Little Buckhead Creek, and Waynesboro Railroad. December 4.--Marched sixteen miles east to six miles south-east of Sylvania; crossed Little Ogeechee River at Hunter's Mill. December 5.--Marched two miles south-east, and camped eight miles south-east of Sylvania. December 6.--Marched eleven miles south-east to sixteen miles north-west of Springfield; passed into Effingham County. December 7.--Marched fifteen miles south-east to one mile north-west of Springfield; crossed Turkey Branch Creek. December 8.--Marched twelve miles south-west to near Eden; passed through Springfield. December 9.--Marched three miles south to the Monteith road; thence along this road south-east to the Monteith Swamp, which the road crosses fourteen miles from Savannah. Here we found the rebels had built two forts across the road, which was also obstructed by felled timber. Our brigade was sent to the right of the forts, formed in two lines in a rice-swamp. The rebels opened upon us with one piece of artillery; a charge was then made upon the fort, which the rebels evacuated before we reached. Encamped near it for the night, having marched nine miles. December 10.--Marched on the Monteith pike about five miles; struck the Charleston and Savannah Railroad; tore up and burned quarter of a mile of it; then moved to within about five miles of Savannah, when our regiment was placed
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