fields have been lost or won, no sieges have been commenced and ended, as the enemy have not, in one instance, made a stand of sufficient length to require the necessity of such measures. From the second of September, 1864, to the ninth of November, 1864, nothing more than the regular routine of camp duties occurred. On the morning of November ninth, we were unceremoniously awoke by the rattling of artillery and musketry, by a small force of the enemy attempting to enter our lines, but in this they were defeated and repulsed, leaving two (2) killed, and taking several wounded with them. The Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry sustained no loss. On the next morning, we prepared to leave Atlanta, which move commenced on the morning of November 15.--We started from camp at half-past 6 A. M., and marched seven (7) miles in the direction of Decatur, Georgia; halted for dinner at one P. M. Started again at three P. M., and after marching slowly, we halted at twelve P. M. for the night. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles. November 16.--Started at nine A. M., and marched fast for a distance of twelve (12) miles; halted for dinner at two P. M., one mile from Rockbridge. We crossed Yellow River and encamped for the night, after marching twelve miles without interest. November 17.--Started at six A. M.; marched until a quarter-past twelve P. M., halted for dinner, started at two P. M., and marched to within six (6) miles of Social Circle, on the Georgia Central Railroad. We halted and encamped here for the night, after a tedious march of fourteen (14) miles. November 18.--Started at five A. M., passed through Social Circle, where we found the railroad depot destroyed; moved on and halted at Rutledge for dinner, at half-past 11 A. M. We here burnt the depot and store-house, containing some rebel stores, and started again at two P. M., and marched to within a distance of two (2) miles of Madison, where we encamped for the night. Distance marched, nineteen (19) miles. November 19.--Started at five A. M., passed through Madison at daylight, halted at twelve M. at Buckhead, for dinner; started again at one P. M., and at five P. M. we halted at Jordan's Plantation. The Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry here assisted to tear up the railroad, and destroyed three thousand (3000) bushels of corn and six hundred (600) bales of cotton. We marched this day sixteen (16) miles. November 20.--Started at seven A. M., and marched eight (8) miles without incident; halted for dinner at twelve M. At two P. M. we started, and after marching seven (7) miles, encamped for the night at six P. M. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles. November 21.--Started at seven A. M., the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry in advance of the division; halted for dinner at half-past 1 P. M., and moved out again without incident at half-past 2 P. M., and marched to Dr. Nesbit's plantation, where we were posted as picket-guard for the division. This was a very cold day and night. Distance marched, nine (9) miles. November 22.--Started at seven A. M., as rear-guard for the division; after marching four (4) miles, we crossed the Central Railroad, at Dennis Station; here we rejoined the corps, which had been separated since we came from Madison, on the eighteenth. We travelled slowly in direction of Milledgeville, and halted for dinner at one P. M. We passed through Milledgeville after a very tedious march, and encamped at eleven P. M., having marched twenty (20) miles. November 23.--We remained in camp until twelve M., when we moved one half mile into the woods, where we remained all day. November 24.--We got under way at nine A. M., marching through swamp and mud to within about five (5) miles of Hebron, when we encamped for the night. Marched this day a distance of twelve (12) miles. November 25.--Started at half-past 7 A. M. Marched slow and tedious, passing through Hebron and coming to Buffalo Creek. Here we found eight (8) bridges burnt, which took considerable time to rebuild, but at six P. M. we moved across the creek, and encamped one half mile from it for the night, after marching only six (6) miles. November 26.--Started at eight A. M., as guard for the division quartermaster's train. Halted at quarter-past nine to reorganize the train; started again at eleven A. M. Marched to within one half mile of Sandersville; we here halted for dinner, and at two P. M. we marched through the town of Sandersville and down to the Central Railroad, which we struck at Tennille Station. We here commenced tearing up the track, burning the cross-ties, and totally destroying the railroad for a distance of two (2) miles, when we encamped for the night. At about one P. M. we were aroused, and the command put under arms, but nothing occurred. Distance marched, sixteen (16) miles. November 27.--Commenced tearing up the track at eight A. M., and worked until one P. M., when we rested for dinner, and at four P. M. we started for Davisboro, and after a tedious march, we arrived there at nine P. M., marching to-day a distance of ten (10) miles. November 28.--Went to work again on the railroad about five (5) miles west of Davisboro, about half-past 7 A. M., and halted at one P. M. for dinner. At three P. M. commenced again, and worked until five P. M. The rebels made a dash upon the Third brigade, and the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry, in company with the First brigade, started to reenforce them, but they had already been dispersed. We started at six P. M. on our return to Davisboro, which place we reached at half-past 7 P. M., after working all day and marching a distance of nine (9) miles. November 29.--Started at twenty minutes past seven A. M., and marched to Spiers Station, where we halted for dinner, at one P. M. Left Spiers Station at four P. M., and marched fast and
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