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[191] into camp at ten minutes past eight P. M., having marched about twenty miles.

Wednesday, November twenty-third, remained in camp until two P. M., when we fell in and marched to the Gordon Railroad depot, and soon after commenced the destruction of the road, burning the ties and bending the rails; also burned a trestle-bridge and the depot. Our work being completed at seven P. M., we returned to our former camp.

Thursday, November twenty-fourth, left camp near Milledgeville at half-past 7 A. M.; halted near the road till ten A. M., when we moved on, marching in a south-easterly direction. At fifteen minutes past six P. M., bivouacked for the night, having marched about ten (10) miles.

Friday, November twenty-fifth, started this morning at half-past 8, marching in rear of wagon-train. Halted atone P. M. for dinner. Did not move until half-past 8 P. M., on account of the destruction by the enemy of bridges, nine (9) in number, over Buffalo Creek. After crossing, we camped for the night, having marched only five (5) miles.

Saturday, November twenty-sixth, marched at half-past 7 A. M., arriving at Sandersville soon after noon. At two P. M., we passed through the town, and struck the Georgia Central Railroad about four P. M., when we immediately began tearing up the road, and continued it until dark, and camped near the road; marched fifteen (15) miles.

Sunday, November twenty-seventh, moved at forty-five minutes past seven A. M., and resumed the destruction of the railroad track, working until noon. After dinner, we joined the wagon-train and marched with it about two (2) miles, when we were ordered to “About face!” and were marched back to the railway, and taking another road to Davisboro, arrived there at half-past 9 P. M., and went on picket. Marched about twelve (12) miles.

Monday, November twenty-eighth, leaving the picket-line at half-past 8 A. M., we struck for the railroad, and marched on it back to the place where we had left off work the day before, the remainder of the brigade having marched around by the turnpike. Commenced work about noon, and at three P. M., the Sixtieth New-York veteran volunteers on our right were fired upon by a squad of rebel cavalry, who dashed out of the woods near by; but after firing a few shots they fled. Our men immediately fell in, and taking arms, were ordered to load the first time since leaving Atlanta. Four men of this regiment were missing here, and were, it is supposed, captured by the enemy. At dark we returned to Davisboro, and camped for the night. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles.

Tuesday, November twenty-ninth, left camp at half-past 6 A. M. Halted for dinner at Spears's Station; marched at half-past 3; encamped for the night at fifteen minutes past six P. M. Marched about twenty (20) miles.

Wednesday, November thirtieth, leaving camp at forty-five minutes past six A. M., marched almost directly north, crossing the Ogeechee River at half-past 5 P. M.; bivouacked for the night at fifteen minutes past six P. M., having marched nine (9) miles.

Thursday, December first, 1864, left camp at fifteen minutes past seven A. M..; our brigade in advance, marching nearly south-east, crossing numerous swamps and creeks. Went into camp at fifteen minutes past five P. M. Distance marched, about sixteen (16) miles.

Friday, December second, marched this morning at eight o'clock; our brigade in rear of the corps. Weather uncomfortably warm. Encamped for the night at half-past 5 P. M. Marched about ten (10) miles.

Saturday, December third, did not leave camp until forty-five minutes past twelve P. M. Were in rear to-day, and consequently marched very slow. Passed near the rebel stockade in which were confined Union prisoners but a few days before. Crossed the Augusta Railroad after dark, leaving Millen on our right.

Sunday, December fourth, continued the march of yesterday till forty minutes past three A. M.; then halted, resuming the march at eight A. M. During the forenoon heard artillery-firing to our right and rear. Halted at two P. M. for dinner. Started again at half-past 4, and at six P. M. halted for the night, and this regiment went on picket. Marched yesterday and to-day about seventeen (17) miles.

Monday, December fifth, leaving camp at fifteen minutes past nine A. M., marched steadily until forty-five minutes past eight P. M. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles.

Tuesday, December sixth, started at nine o'clock A. M., marching in rear of brigade wagontrain. Were delayed much during the day by obstructions placed in the roads by the enemy. Went into camp at forty-five minutes past eight P. M., having marched about nine (9) miles.

Wednesday, December seventh, moved at seven A. M., marching through swamps nearly all day. At five P. M., crossed Turkey Branch, and encamped at half-past 6 P. M.; marched nine (9) miles.

Thursday, December eighth, marched at fifteen minutes past seven A. M. in advance of the train. Roads better to-day than usual. Encamped at forty-five minutes past four P. M., after having marched about twelve (12) miles.

Friday, December ninth, left camp at fifteen minutes past eight A. M. Cannonading heard on our right, apparently in the direction of Savannah. Troops of First division had a slight skirmish with the enemy, driving them from two small forks. Marched about six (6) miles.

Saturday, December tenth, left camp at forty minutes past nine A. M., First and Third divisions in advance. Marched on an excellent turnpike road leading directly to Savannah. Artillery-firing heard more or less all day. After having marched about nine (9) miles, at forty-five minutes past three P. M., brigade was formed in two lines of battle, and we encamped for the night.

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