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[171] in the left arm, at Waynesboro, December fourth, 1864.

Company A: private J. R. Strickland, killed in action near Buckhead, November twenty-eighth, 1864.

Company B: Sergeant A. C. Smith, killed on the march from Waynesboro to Buckhead, November twenty-eighth, 1864; Corporals A. D. Lawrence, B. C. Bowen, and private James Miller, taken prisoners near Griswold, Georgia, November twentieth, 1864; Corporal M. L. Murphy and private J. B. Carpenter, taken prisoners near Cypress Swamp, December seventh, 1864.

Company C: First Sergeant H. H. Collins, wounded in the hand at Cypress Swamp, December seventh, 1864; Quartermaster Sergeant W. C. Conley, wounded and missing; private Francis Trainer, and E. E. Chase, missing, in the same action; private John E. Bell, wounded December ninth, 1864.

Company D: private Joseph Rivett, wounded slightly in the hip at Griswold, November twentieth, 1864; private Eli Metty, wounded in the hand at Waynesboro, December fourth, 1864.

Company E: Veterinary Surgeon Oren Holden, and Sergeant F. H. Colvin, missing in action at Cypress Swamp, December seventh, 1864; private George Leinback, wounded in the right leg at Buckhead, November twenty-eighth, 1864.

Company G: Quartermaster Jacob N. Jennings, wounded in the thigh at Cypress Swamp, December seventh, 1864; private Henry Myre, killed November twenty-eighth, 1864.

Company H: Sergeant James Bothwell, wounded slightly at Cypress Swamp, December seventh, 1864.

Company I: Sergeant Charles Doyle, missing, in action at Cypress Swamp, December seventh, 1864.

Company K: private Martin Quinn, wounded in the right leg at Waynesboro, December fourth, 1864.

Company L: Corporal James N. Cromwell and private Charles Souls, killed; W. H. Brownell, wounded in the right shoulder. Timothy Edmonds, wounded in the hip — all at Waynesboro, December fourth, 1864. Peter Runions, wounded and missing at Cypress Swamp, December seventh, 1864.

Company M: Jacob Allemany, wounded in action at Waynesboro, December fourth, 1864.

Killed, seven; wounded, thirteen; missing, twelve.

George S. Acker, Colonel Commanding Regiment. Thomas E. Camburn, Acting Adjutant.


Lieutenant Colonel Van Buskirk's Report.

headquarters Ninety-Second Illinois volunteers, mounted infantry, near Savannah, Ga., December 20, 1864.
H. J. Smith, Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade, Third Cavalry Division, Military Department of the Mississippi:
Captain: I have the honor to make the following report of the part which my regiment took during the campaign from Atlanta to Georgia, through the centre of the State, to a point near Savannah, Georgia:

We left Atlanta, Georgia, on the fifteenth day of November, but have nothing to record more than the usual duties of picketing and scouting, until the twentieth instant, when near Macon, Georgia, we encountered the enemy, my regiment acting as advance-guard of the division. We drove them before us, charging them from behind several strong barricades, killing and wounding several, and taking a few prisoners. When near Walnut Creek, company H, Captain John F. Nelson commanding, was detached and ordered to proceed to the railroad between Macon and Griswoldville, for the purpose of tearing up the track and cutting the telegraph, all of which was successfully accomplished. After driving the enemy across Walnut Creek, my regiment was dismounted. One squadron, Captain Hawk commanding, on the right, and one, Captain Becker commanding, on the left, were ordered to cross the creek to support the Tenth Ohio volunteer cavalry, in a sabrecharge. The enemy were driven into their fortifications. The object for which the charge was made having been accomplished, we were ordered to withdraw and recross the creek, where we remained, holding the enemy in check until after dark. After dark the whole command withdrew, my regiment acting as rear-guard. We were stationed on picket during the night. On the morning of the twenty-first instant, my regiment still being on picket, the enemy attacked the outpost at daylight. Skirmishing continued until nine o'clock A. M., when they charged the outpost in front and on the flanks, with not less than a brigade, driving them back to the reserve. Still, on they came in their furious charge, until within easy range of our guns, when we opened on them a fire that sent them flying backward in great confusion, leaving their killed and wounded upon the field; the punishment inflicted upon them being so severe, that they did not again molest us. A prisoner since captured, reports their loss to have been sixty-five (65) men killed and wounded. Our loss was two (2) men captured.

From the twenty-first to the twenty-sixth instant, nothing worthy of record, save the incidents usual to a march. On the twenty-seventh instant, my regiment was detailed as rear-guard. We fought the enemy all day, losing but one man wounded.

In our action with Wheeler, on the twenty-eighth instant, my regiment formed the right centre of the brigade, supporting a battery. The enemy charged, but were beautifully repulsed. We lost one (1) man wounded.

Our usual routine of march and picketing was uninterrupted until December third, when my regiment was placed on picket on the railroad at Thomas Station, to protect the infantry while tearing up the track. We skirmished with the enemy, driving him back sufficiently to take position. Skirmishing continued until eight o'clock P. M. About eleven o'clock P. M., they got a battery


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