Report of foraging expeditions sent out from Atlanta, Georgia, by the Twentieth army corps, army of Cumberland, in October, 1864.
The trains of the following commands were supplied with forage obtained on the expeditions:
Fourth army corps, Fourteenth army corps, Fifteenth army corps, Seventeenth army corps, Twentieth army corps, Headquarters Department of Cumberland, Signal corps Department of Cumberland, Ordnance Department of Cumberland, Medical Supply Department of Cumberland, Cavalry division batteries, Michigan Engineers, Post detachments.
The following is the number of animals supplied:
Report of animals and forage captured by Twentieth army corps, left wing, army of Georgia, and of animals killed and lost on the march from Atlanta to Savannah, from November Fifteenth to December twenty-First, 1864.
|date . 1864||Commandant.||Quartermasters in Charge.||Army Wagons.||Ambulances.||Two-Horse Wagons.||Carts||Buggies.||Pounds Corn.||Pounds Fodder.||Commissary Stores in large quantities.|
|Oct. 13th||Brigadier-General Geary, Second division,||Captain G. L. Parker, A. Q. M.||420||352,800||28,200||Cattle, sheep, poultry, sweet potatoes, honey, butter, syrup, etc.|
|Oct. 20th||Colonel Robinson, Eighty-second Illinois,||Captain E. P. Graves, A. Q. M.||671||33||8||10||11||551,488||30,000||do.||do.||do.|
|Oct. 24th||Colonel Dustin,||Captain M. Summers, A. Q. M.||825||51||Vehicles of all classes.||607,380||50,000||do.||do.||do.|
|Oct. 29th||Brigadier-General Geary, Second division,||Captain G. L. Parker, A. Q. M.||652||16||4||420,800||30,000||do.||do.||do.|
|Animals of Twentieth army corps,||1631||3962|
|Of other commands,||405||3564|
|COMMANDS||OFFICERS.||Animals captured.||Animals lost and killed.||Forage taken from the country on the march.||Subsistence for men taken on the march.|
|Horses.||Mules.||Horses.||Mules.||Corn.||Corn Fodder.||Rice Fodder.|
|Headquarters and left wing, Twentieth army corps, corp supply, and artillery brigades trains,||Capt. J. A. Schoeniger, (Sixty-eighth New-York,) and A. A. Q. M.||185||217||246||155||150,000||210,000||95,000||Cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, poultry, bacon, molasses, sweet potatoes, meal, flour, lard, butter, honey, etc., etc., in great quantities.|
|Ambulance corps,||Capt. J. F. Rowe, A. A. Q. M.||9||45||32||17||47,764||17,694|
|First division,||Capt. G. B. Cadwallader, A. Q. M.||20||174||10||103||382,602||469,119||100,000|
|Second division,||Capt. G. L. Parker, A. Q. M.||84||267||32||140||299,421||262,500||88,000|
|Third division,||Capt. H. A. Lacy, A. Q. M.||112||317||82||109||348,197||150,000||250,000|