march. Moved out on the McDonough road about one mile and went into camp for the night, Twenty-ninth on extreme right of division. 6th. Returned to Atlanta and went into our old camp. 8th. Election day. Some excitement in Twenty-ninth. Polled three hundred and eighty-four votes; Lincoln received three hundred and forty-four, McClellan forty. 9th. At sunrise our line was attacked: immediately moved the Twenty-ninth into position, sent out skirmishers. Attack did not reach us; remained in trenches till twelve M., then moved back to quarters and stacked arms. 15th. Broke up camp at half-past 6, marched slowly, stopped at Decatur for dinner, then marched in the direction of Stone Mountain. Reached the base of Stone Mountain at eleven P. M., and encamped for the night, Twenty-ninth in rear of First brigade. 16th. Marched at nine A. M. in between portion of the train, crossed Yellow River, and encamped for the night at eight P. M. 17th. Marched at five A. M., camped near Social Circle at five P. M. for the night. 18th. Marched about nine (9) miles in forenoon, stopping often to tear up railroad track, went into camp near Madison at five P. M. 19th. Broke camp at five A. M., Twenty-ninth rear-guard of division. Marched until four P. M., and camped for the night near Park Mills. 20th. Marched about seven (7) miles, camped near Dunham. 21st. Marched at half-past 6 A. M., halted at half-past 4 P. M. for the night. 22d. Moved at half-past 7 A. M., and arrived at Milledgeville, Georgia, at nine P. M., and encamped about three miles south of town. 23d. Remained in camp, Twenty-ninth went on picket at four P. M. 24th. Moved at seven A.., Twenty-ninth first battalion of first brigade; marched fifteen miles and camped for the night. 25th. Moved at eight A. M., Twenty-ninth train guard; arrived at Buffalo Creek, found the bridge destroyed. Parked the train, and stacked arms for dinner; remained here until the bridge was repaired, then crossed, and went into camp for the night. 26th. Moved at eight A. M. in rear of the trains, marched slowly until one P. M., arrived at Sandersville, halted for dinner, then moved to Station 13, took the railroad to the east, tore up about one and a half miles of track, went into camp for the night at six P. M. Marched thirteen miles. 27th. Was called up at half-past 1 A. M. by alarm, remained in line two hours and lay down again. Marched at eight A. M., commenced tearing up track, worked until noon, took dinner and lay quiet until three P. M., then marched rapidly, arrived in Davisboro at half-past 9 P. M. Marched about thirteen miles. 28th. Moved out on the railroad and tore up track until five P. M. Marched back to Davisboro, and camped near our old camp. 29th. Moved at half-past 7; moved in a south-east direction until seven P. M., and encamped for the night near Bostwick. 30th. Marched at seven; crossed the Ogeechee River, marched about six miles and camped for the night. December 1.--Moved at eight A. M., marched until dark and camped; marched about nineteen miles. 2d. Marched at six A. M.; moved briskly until twelve M., halted at----Creek for dinner; found the bridge destroyed and enemy on the other side; Twenty-ninth received orders to drive the enemy out of reach of the bridge and hold the ground. Fell in, loaded, and moved across. Moved about half a mile, came in contact with the enemy in small force, deployed three companies to the left of the road. Deployed a line of skirmishers five hundred yards to the left of woods, right resting in woods on right of road. Also sent four companies, under command of Captain Jonas Schoonover, to cover two roads leading from main road; commenced firing, and drove the enemy from their position; advanced steadily to a ridge in open field about a mile from the bridge. Threw up some works, and extended the line to connect with Captain Schoonover. Here waited until the bridge was finished, then joined the brigade in the field and encamped for the night. 3d. Moved at ten A. M., and marched all day and night, made a distance of ten miles. Camped near Millen, Georgia. 4th. Moved at nine A. M., marched about three miles, halted for repairing of a bridge, moved again at half-past 2 P. M., arrived at Big Horse Creek, and halted for trains to pass. Crossed at eight, and camped for the night. 5th. Moved at seven A. M., Twenty-ninth in charge of First and Third brigade trains; moved fifteen miles, went into camp at five P. M. 6th. Moved at nine, halted for supper at six P. M., then crossed a big swamp and camped for the night. 7th. Marched at seven A. M.; Twenty-ninth assisted the trains, crossed Turkey Creek, at dark camped near Springfield. 8th. Moved at seven A. M.; marched twelve miles and camped for the night. 6th. Marched at nine A. M.; took dinner near Eden, went into camp for the night at Wall-hower Swamp. 10th. Received orders to report to Colonel Jones, Second brigade; joined Second brigade and marched back to the train. Twenty-ninth took position on the same ground where we got dinner on the ninth. Sent a company forward about six hundred yards for pickets. Moved at twelve M.; Twenty-ninth took position in front of last hundred wagons, marched very brisk until six P. M., joined First brigade, and went into camp for the night. 11th. Moved at ten A. M., Twenty-ninth on right of First brigade; moved to the Savannah River, with instructions to deploy a line connecting with Third brigade on the right, and extending to the
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