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Report of Casualties.

Privates, Calvin Metter, company I, November seventeenth, missing on the march; Levi Muthard, company C, December thirteenth, wounded, head, slightly, by a piece of shell; Lewis Harry, company I, December nineteenth, wounded severely, left leg amputated, since died; Martin Sachs, company F, December twentieth, wounded severely, head, by a piece of shell, since died.

John Craeg, Lieutenant-Colonel One Hundred and Forty-seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Commanding.


Colonel Kirkup's Report.

headquarters Fifth Ohio volunteer infantry, Savannah, Georgia, December 26, 1864.
A. H. W. Creigh, First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
sir: I have the honor to forward the official report of operations of the Fifth Ohio volunteer infantry, from September second, 1864, to December twenty-first, 1864.

The regiment entered the city of Atlanta, Ga., on the fourth day of September, 1864, and went into camp. The months of September and October were occupied in building defences around the city and doing garrison duty. On the ninth of November, the regiment was ordered into the works to assist in repulsing an attack made by the enemy's cavalry. On the thirteenth day of November, the regiment was ordered to report at brigade headquarters, and then marched out to assist in destroying the Atlanta and Chattanooga Railroad. On the fifteenth day of November, the regiment broke camp and marched out on the road leading to Decatur, Georgia; nothing of importance took place until the eighteenth instant, when the regiment halted and stacked arms, and assisted in destroying the railroad near Rutledge, Georgia, and on the nineteenth, when near Parker's Ferry, went into camp and destroyed the railroad. On the twenty-second, we crossed the Oconee River and passed through Milledgeville, Georgia, the capital of the State of Georgia, and camped outside the city, where we remained until the twenty-fourth, when we again resumed the march, and entered Sandersville, Georgia, on the twenty-sixth instant, and marched to Tennille Station, on Central Railroad, where we assisted in destroying the railroad, and camped for the night. On the twenty-seventh instant, we continued the destruction of the road until three P. M., when we marched to Waynesboro, and camped for the night. On the twenty-eighth instant, we marched back toward Tennville, and destroyed the railroad as we went, and then marched back to Waynesboro, and camped for the night. On the first of December, we crossed the Ogeechee River, and continued our march without interruption until the tenth, when we arrived in camp near Savannah, Georgia. On the eleventh, we moved into line, left in front, and near the Savannah River. At three P. M., we moved out and took position on a road leading to the Savannah River, where we remained, doing skirmish duty anti erecting field-works until the morning of tile twenty-first, when we were ordered to fall in, and moved into the city of Savannah, Georgia, the enemy having evacuated. We were then put on guard over the ordnance and ordnance stores, in park and arsenal, which were left by the enemy, and an inventory taken.

Sir, respectfully submitted,

Robert Kirkup, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.


Major Wright's Report.

headquarters twenty-Ninth regiment Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, Savannah, Georgia, December 28, 1864.
A. H. W. Creigh, First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps:
Lieutenant: In compliance with circular from headquarters First brigade, Second division, Twentieth corps, dated Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-third, 1864, I have the honor to make the following report of my command:

I assumed command of the Twenty-ninth Ohio on the eighth day of September, 1864, at Atlanta, Georgia. From this date to the twenty-fourth nothing of note took place more than the regular routine of camp duty.

September 25.--Had review.

September 28.--Received detail to go to Nashville, Tennessee, with my regiment.

September 29.--At nine A. M., marched the regiment to Captain----'s quarters for transportation; failed, and returned to camp.

October 2.--Received orders to move at once, with one day's rations; marched to the depot at three P. M., moved to the Chattahoochee River, disembarked and marched across the river, camped for the night.

4th. Put my command on the train for Nashville, when I received a telegram to return to Atlanta. Recrossed the river and took the cars for Atlanta; after arriving in the city, went into camp two (2) miles north-west from depot, facing south.

11th. Moved the regiment to the right one half-mile, and came into line where the One Hundred and Second New-York was.

18th. Moved camp again three fourths (3/4) mile further to the right, near a fort.

20th. Received orders to move at seven A. M. Marched the regiment to brigade headquarters, remained there till half-past 7, when the brigade moved, Twenty-ninth in centre of second section of train; passed through Decatur, Twenty-ninth on picket in night.

22d and 23d. Foraged pretty extensively; Twenty-ninth lost one man killed, William D. Haynes, private, company D.

24th. Returned to camp with teams well loaded with forage. Nothing special occurred from this date to end of month.

November 5.--Received orders at two P. M. to


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