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Major Griffith's Report.

headquarters Forty-Sixth regiment. Pennsylvania veteran Vols., Savannah, Ga., Dec. 26, 1864.
Captain D. W. Palmer, Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade:
sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my regiment since the occupation of Atlanta. September second, marched from the south bank of the Chattahoochee River through the city of Atlanta, and camped on the north side of the Decatur road at the rebel works. September twelfth, moved camp to the north side of the city. September seventeenth, division reviewed by General Williams. September nineteenth, division reviewed by General Slocum. October twentieth, Colonel James L. Selfridge took command of the First brigade. October twenty-first, moved out the Decatur road on a foraging expedition under command of Colonel.

October twenty-third, Colonel Carman came out with Second brigade to support us, and took command; arrived in camp October twenty-sixth at four P. M. Brought in some eight hundred wagons loaded with corn. October twenty-eighth, 1864, moved out to Decatur to support a forage party, returned the same night. November fifth, moved out the McDonough road three miles, camped for the night. Some little picket-firing took place during the night. Returned to our old camp on the sixth. November eleventh, an election was held in the regiment; two hundred and forty-three votes were polled for A. Lincoln, and one hundred and thirty-one for General McClellan. November fifteenth, left Atlanta, Georgia, nothing of importance transpiring; camped near Stone Mountain at four P. M. Sixteenth, nothing of importance transpiring; camped at Yellow River at twelve P. M. Seventeenth, nothing of importance transpiring, camped five miles from Hot Creek at twelve P. M.; roads bad, forage plenty. Eighteenth, rear-guard; left camp at half-past 7 A. M. Passed though Social Circle at noon, crossed the river, camped five miles from Rutledge at two P. M. Nineteenth, left camp at six A. M. Train-guard. Raining. Weather warm. Passed through Madison at one P. M. Camped four miles from Madison on the Milledgeville road at five P. M. Twentieth, rainy all night. First brigade rear-guard; passed through Eatonton at noon. Roads almost impassable. Camped at two A. M. Twenty-first, rain. Roads worse than yesterday. Camped at two A. M. Twenty-second, left camp at seven A. M. Weather very cold. Crossed Little River at ten A. M. Arrived in Milledgeville, Georgia, at four P. M. Crossed Oconee River to camp. Twenty-third, left camp to burn railroad. First brigade destroyed five miles of road. Returned to camp at ten P. M. Twenty-fourth, left Milledgeville at seven A. M. Weather clear and cold. Roads good. Passed through several cane-brakes, and camped near Hebron at four P. M. Twenty-fifth, left camp at six A. M. Delayed at Buffalo Creek on account of bridges having been destroyed. Moved to near Sandersville. Cavalry had a severe skirmish with the enemy. Camped in line for the night. Twenty-sixth, left camp at seven A. M. The advance skirmishing to Sandersville. Ene my retreating. Moved to Tennille Station, three miles and a half. Destroyed immense amounts of cotton, both raw and manufactured. Destroyed one and a half miles of railroad, and large warehouses used by the rebel government to store provisions. Twenty-seventh, marched from Tennille to Davidsboro. Camped at four P. M. Twenty-eighth, destroyed railroad from Davidsboro to Spears's Station, a distance of eleven miles. Camped before night. Twenty-ninth, resumed destroying the railroad, and after destroying eight miles encamped at dark near Bostwick. Thirtieth, left camp at half-past 8 A. M. Course due north. Camped near Louisville at dark. December first, left camp at daylight, and camped at eight P. M., nothing of import transpiring. December second, left camp at half-past 6 A. M. Camped at Buckhead Creek at eight P. M. December third, left camp at half-past 5 A. M. Marched eighteen miles, and encamped at four P. M. Weather cloudy. December fourth, showers during the night. Nothing of importance transpiring. December fifth, left camp at dark. Camped at twelve P. M. Forage plenty. December sixth, left camp at nine A. M. Camped at dark. December seventh, left camp near Sylvania at ten A. M. Rain all night. Passed through the worst kind of swamps on road until daylight. December eighth, resumed the march at half-past 8 A. M. Weather good. Camped at dark. December ninth, left camp at eight A. M. Advance engaged with the enemy. First division, in advance, found the enemy strongly posted in earth-works at Cypress Swamp. First brigrade moved forward in the centre, Second brigade on the right, and Third brigade on the left; charged and took the enemy's works in fine style. Loss in regiment, three (3) wounded. Camped on the captured ground at dark. December tenth, left camp at eight A. M. Came on the enemy's works four miles from Savannah, when I was ordered by Colonel James L. Selfridge, commanding First brigade, First division, Twentieth corps, to move my regiment about half a mile to the left, on the road leading from the main road to the river. About half an hour after I received an order from Brigadier-General Jackson, commanding division, directing me to push my command to the river, if I could do so safely. I moved on to within one quarter of a mile of the river, where we met the enemy's skirmishers, and exchanged shots with them about twenty minutes. Finding the enemy's line strong, and my flanks entirely exposed, I deemed it prudent to fall back a distance of two hundred yards, where I remained in line of battle during the night, having at the same time thrown out a strong skirmish-line covering my front and left; my right connecting with the Third brigade skirmishers, who were thrown forward during the evening. During the night I received seven (7) deserters from the enemy, whom I forwarded to brigade headquarters under guard. On the twelfth, was ordered into

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