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[172] in position and shelled us. Our casualties were two (2) men killed and one (1) man wounded.

At daybreak of the fourth instant, the enemy advanced their skirmishers. Skirmishing continued until eight o'clock A. M., when the division came up, and my regiment was ordered forward in line dismounted.

We soon found the enemy strongly posted behind barricades in greatly superior numbers. We at once charged them, driving them from three successive lines of barricades, routing them in wildest confusion, they throwing away their arms and whatever else would impede their flight, many seeking safety behind trees and under houses, leaving their killed and wounded in our hands. My regiment captured some forty (40) prisoners, among whom was a major and a lieutenant. We lost in this action three (3) men killed and six (6) wounded.

Until the eighth instant nothing of moment occurred. On the eighth we had a skirmish with the enemy, without casualty. We remained in line of battle nearly all night. On the morning of the ninth we crossed Ebenezer Creek, leaving one battalion, under command of Captain Becker, at the bridge, to guard the pioneers while they destroyed it, and blockaded the road. While thus employed, they were fired upon by the enemy's sharp-shooters, wounding one (1) man.

From the tenth to the twentieth instant, nothing worthy of note occurred.

I have destroyed during the campaign twenty-nine (29) gin-houses and gins, containing about one thousand four hundred and sixty (1460) bales of cotton; one flouring-mill and one sawmill. We captured one hundred and six (106) horses, and ninety-four (94) mules.

The casualties of my regiment are five (5) killed, twelve (12) wounded, and twelve (12) missing, making a total of twenty-nine (29) men.

The conduct of both my officers and men on all occasions is worthy of the highest praise.

Respectfully submitted.

Matthew Van Buskirk, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding

Report of Killed, Wounded, and Missing in Ninety-second Illinois volunteer mounted infantry, from November fourteenth to December twenty-second, 1864.

No.name.Rank.Co.Killed.Wounded.Missing.remarks.
Severe.Slight.
1William Erb,CorporalA1   Near Waynesboro, Ga., December 4, 1864.
2Emmet Merrill,PrivateA1   Near Waynesboro, Ga., December 4, 1864.
3John H. McCracken,SergeantA 1  Near Waynesboro, Ga., December 4, 1864.
4George McClosky,PrivateB 1  Near Waynesboro, Ga., December 4, 1864.
5Luther Whitney,CorporalC 1  Near Macon, Ga., November 20, 1864.
6William L. Walker,PrivateC 1  Near Macon, Ga., November 20, 1864.
7George M. Frank,PrivateC   1Supposed captured.
8David Scott,CorporalD1   At Waynesboro, Ga., while carrying brigade-colors, Dec. 4, 1864.
9Patrick Kenyon,PrivateE 1  At Waynesboro, December 4, 1864.
10Frederick Groff,PrivateE   1Captured by enemy while on picket, November 21, 1864
11John Smith,PrivateE   1Captured December 9, 1864.
12Zach S. Buckman,PrivateF  1 Near Macon, Ga., November 21, 1864.
13Henry Owens,PrivateF  1 Near Waynesboro, December 4, 1864.
14Jacob Lamb,CorporalF 1  Near Waynesboro, December 4, 1864.
15George Ventioneer,PrivateF   1Captured while on picket.
16Joseph Drew,PrivateG 1  Near Waynesboro, December 4, 1864.
17Thomas A. Smith,PrivateG   1Captured near Jacksonville, Ga.
18John B. Doctor,PrivateH 1  Near Louisville, Ga., November 28, 1864.
19Jacob Meier,PrivateH   1November 24, 1864.
20Stephen T. Cooper,SergeantH   1December 7, 1864.
21Wm. N. Irvine,CorporalH   1December 7, 1864.
22Richard Gifford,CorporalH   1December 7, 1864.
23Floyd Gay,PrivateH   1December 7, 1864.
24Alonzo F. Tilton,PrivateH   1December 7, 1864.
25George W. Downes,PrivateI1   Waynesboro, Ga., December 4, 1864.
26Abner Curry,PrivateI 1  Near Ebenezer Creek, Ga.
27Jesse Robinson,PrivateK1   Waynesboro, Ga., December 4, 1864.
28Baton H. Lewis,PrivateK   1Near Macon, Ga., November 28, 1864.
 Third Indiana Cavalry. 
1John M. Folmer,PrivateM  1 November 27, 1864.
29Total,  59312 

Matthew Van Buskirk, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding. Charles C. Freeguard, First Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant,
Station, camp near Savannah, Ga. Date, December 22, 1864.

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