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[168] were deployed in different lines, holding him back, until Colonel Acker brought up his regiment and passed all but the rear-guard across the swamp. I in the mean time had my Third battalion and part of his command formed on foot in front of the swamp, thus holding back the enemy, until the entire mounted force had effected a crossing. In this affair, our timely assistance and support, I am assured, saved the rear-guard of our column on that occasion.

Our loss was killed, none; wounded, two; missing two, (2.)

Next day, December, my regiment, being rearguard, was attacked by the enemy about noon, but held him in check until our column was massed in rear of the Fourteenth corps, at Ebenezer Bridge, at which point he was held in check by our cavalry and infantry combined, until the road was cleared, and our whole force passed safely over and bridges destroyed. My loss on this day was killed, none; wounded, none; missing, one. Company G, during the march, was on detached service with the Tenth Wisconsin Battery. No casualties at Altamaha Bridge.

Casualties during the campaign, killed, none; wounded, ten, (10;) missing, three, (3.)

I have the honor to be, Colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant.

W. D. Hamilton, Colonel Ninth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.


Captain Beebe's Report.

headquarters Tenth Wisconsin battery, December 18, 1864.
Captain: In compliance with a circular from your headquarters, dated December seventeenth, 1864, I have the honor to report that the Tenth Wisconsin battery left Marietta, Georgia, on the fourteenth day of November, 1864.

On the sixteenth day of November, the battery was in action at Lovejoy's Station, and at Bear Creek Station. At Lovejoy's Station, the battery silenced the enemy's guns and took possession of two of them, after the cavalry had run them down.

On the nineteenth, the battery crossed the Ocmulgee and marched thirty-two (32) miles, to Clinton. This day's march killed ten (10) horses.

On the twentieth, the battery was in action near Macon; had one wagon broken and destroyed.

On the twenty-third, near Gordon, broke an axle and destroyed a caisson.

On the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, and twenty-seventh, the company marched one hundred and twenty-three (123) miles, to Waynesboro; had thirty (30) horses killed and abandoned.

On the twenty-eighth, the battery was in action at Jones's plantation, near Buckhead Church, and on the twenty-ninth arrived at Louisville, Georgia.

December first, second, and third, the battery marched with General Baird's division to Thomas Station seven miles south of Waynesboro.

On the fourth, the battery was in action at Waynesboro.

On the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth, the battery marched seventy-three (73) miles, to Ebenezer.

On the eleventh, the battery went into camp within five (5) miles of Savannah, on the Macon and Savannah Railroad.

On the thirteenth and fourteenth, the battery marched thirty (30) miles, to Midway Church.

On the sixteenth, the battery went into camp at King's Bridge, where it remains yet.

During this campaign the company have been in action seven times, and marched five hundred and twenty (520) miles. They have lost one wagon, fifty horses, and one caisson. They have captured two guns, two horses, and ten mules.

In a report of this kind, there cannot be much said to dazzle the imagination; but if cheerful fighting, tedious marching, and tireless vigilance do lack excitement, they cannot fail to command the admiration of friends and foes.

I am, Captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. V. Beebe, Captain Tenth Battery, Wisconsin Volunteer Artillery. H. J. Smith, Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.


Lieutenant-Colonel Sanderson's Report.

headquarters Tenth Ohio volunteer cavalry, King's Bridge, near Savannah, Georgia, December 22, 1864.
Captain H. J. Smith, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade, Third Cavalry Division:
sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Tenth regiment, Ohio volunteer cavalry, under my command, from the time of leaving Marietta, Georgia, until the arrival of the Third cavalry division at this place.

On the sixteenth day of November, Wheeler's command having been encountered at Bear Creek Station, the Tenth Ohio was ordered to the advance, and directed to drive the enemy two miles upon a road leading to the right. In attempting to do so, two brigades of rebel cavalry were encountered, strongly posted on a ridge, behind barricades. Two squadrons of the regiment were dismounted on the enemy's left flank, to engage their attention, while his right was being turned by a sabre-charge, which was done in gallant style, under the command of Major Filkin, in command of one battalion of the regiment. The enemy was driven at all points from their barricades, and closely pursued for more than a mile. No other troops assisted in this action. Twenty prisoners, including three commissioned officers, were captured. The loss of the enemy was not ascertained. The regiment lost four killed, seven wounded, and tour captured. It is but just that I should call attention to the heroic conduct of Sergeant Harry Shreiver, of company C, who led his company, being several rods in front of them, in the sabrecharge, inciting the men, by his example, to deeds of valor, until he fell, wounded by a ball through the thigh. The complete success of the charge against more than four times the number


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