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[80] and destroyed here Station No. 13 of the Augusta and Macon Railroad. November twenty-seventh, marched to Davisboro, Station No. 12. November twenty-eighth, marched and tore up railroad for ten miles, and camped at Station No. 11. November twenty-ninth, marched and tore up two miles of railroad. Marched from December first to eighth inclusive. On December ninth, marched two miles, and had to reconnoitre the surrounding country and flank a small body of the enemy hovering round our front; arrived in camp at six o'clock P. M. On the tenth, we struck the Savannah and Charleston Railroad, destroyed and burned it up, near the bridge over the Savannah River, and encamped four and a half miles from Savannah. December eleventh, took position, but were withdrawn again at ten o'clock that night, to protect the trains from the rear. Remained here from December twelfth to twenty-second inclusive. December twenty-third, we left this camp and moved into Savannah, where we arrived at one o'clock P. M., and are now encamped on the west side of Savannah.

Here I must remark yet, that during the last campaign our foraging parties have supplied the regiment with a plentiness of sweet potatoes, poultry, fresh and salt pork, beef, forage, and other eatables for men and animals. We obtained about ten horses and sixteen mules, with which we completed our regimental team, and turned over the rest to the Provost-Marshal of the brigade. At the same time we picked up eleven negroes, which supplied the places of officer-servants and company cooks, on the latter end of the campaign; so my command has never lived any better since in service, as while this tramp was made. Cotton and cotton-presses were also destroyed whenever found, and an order from a superior officer was given.

Officers and enlisted men behaved themselves, and were as obedient to orders as usual.

F. H. Rolshausen, Major commanding Eighty-second Illinois Volunteers.


Captain John Garrett's Report.

headquarters sixty-First Ohio volunteer infantry, near Savannah, Georgia, December 26, 1864.
Captain A. E. Lee, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Brigade, First Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Sixty-first Ohio volunteers from the occupation of Atlanta to the capture of Savannah by the National forces.

Entered Atlanta September fourth, and occupied the intrenchments of the enemy. On October sixth, was assigned to a position on Peach Tree Creek road. During our stay at this place accompanied two foraging expeditions: the first, under command of Colonel Robinson, to Flat Rock, Georgia; and the second, under command of Brigadier-General Geary, to Stone Mountain; the object being to procure subsistence for the men and animals of the corps. Started on the recent campaign November fifteenth, following the line of the Augusta Railroad as far as Madison, where we turned southward and struck the Milledgeville Railroad at Eatonton, and entered Milledgeville November twenty-second. Resumed the march November twenty-fourth, and on the twenty-sixth struck the Georgia Central Railroad and destroyed a portion of the track near Station No. 13. November twenty-seventh, moved eastward along the line of the Georgia Central Railroad, and on the twenty-eighth assisted in destroying the track and bridges between Davisboro and Spiers Station. Resumed the march on the twenty-ninth, and on the thirtieth crossed the Ogeechee River. No incident of importance transpired till December ninth, when I was ordered to assist Colonel West, Thirty-first Wisconsin volunteers, to capture two small forts of the enemy, erected to command the road at a point where it passed through a dense swamp fourteen miles from Savannah. We penetrated the swamp to the left of the road, and when within a hundred yards of the enemy, they opened upon us with musketry. A charge was ordered, and we pushed forward over a formidable abattis, and entered one of the forts; and at the same moment the colors of the Thirty-first Wisconsin were planted upon the other. The enemy escaped with his artillery. I had one man severely wounded in the engagement. December tenth, advanced and took position before Savannah. December eleventh, moved to the rear and took position near the railroad, seven miles from Savannah, for the protection of the wagon-trains, where we remained until the capture of the city.

During the campaign my command captured ten horses and thirty mules, and drew forage from the country equal to twenty days subsistence. A large quantity of cotton was destroyed, but as much of it was not in bales, it is impossible to state the exact amount.

Respectfully your obedient servant,

John Garrett, Captain commanding Sixty-first Ohio Vet. Vol. Infantry.


Brigadier-General Geary's Report.

headquarters Second division, Twentieth corps, January 6, 1865.
Lieutenant-Colonel H. W. Perkins, Assistant Adjutant-General, Twentieth Army Corps:
Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of this division from the date of the occupation of Atlanta, September second, until that of the occupation of Savannah, December twenty-first, 1864.

From the second of September until the fifteenth of November, this command remained encamped in Atlanta, performing guard and fatigue-duty, and making occasional reconnoissances. The work performed and movements made during that time are here detailed in diary form.

Two regiments, the One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania veteran volunteers, and the Sixty-sixth Ohio veteran volunteers were assigned to special duty in Atlanta — the former as provost-guard,


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