and, owing to physical disability caused by the exhaustion attendant upon so severe a campaign to new soldiers, many were compelled to leave the ranks at times, and by becoming separated from the regiment during its night marches, and being unable to intelligibly define their wants and ask the location of their regiment, have as yet failed to return, and are reported absent without leave. The larger part of them, it is to be hoped, are with some of the other corps, and will soon find their way into camp. The command needs a complete outfit of clothing, shoes, etc., and will then be ready for a new campaign, as both health and esprit are excellent. Subjoined is a list of casualties and desertions:
|Terence Sweeney,||Priv'te||D||Dec. 14, ‘64||Wounded from enemy's battery.|
|James Dooley,||Corp'l||C||Dec. 13, ‘64||Deserted to enemy.|
|--Bennerman,||Priv'te||C||Dec. 13, ‘64||Deserted to enemy.|
|John Gardner,||Priv'te||D||Dec. 13, ‘64||Deserted to enemy.|
|Charles Chapman,||Priv'te||I||Dec. 13, ‘64||Deserted to enemy.|
|Adam Wetzel,||Priv'te||K||Dec. 12, ‘64||Deserted to enemy.|
|Francis Mc Carthy,||Priv'te||K||Dec. 12, ‘64||Deserted to enemy.|
|John Smith,||Priv'te||K||Dec. 12, ‘64||Deserted to enemy.|
|Charles Wagner,||Priv'te||K||Dec. 12, ‘64||Deserted to enemy.|
G. W. Mindil, Colonel Commanding Thirty-third New-Jersey Volunteers.
Major Hoyt's Report.
Report of the One Hundred and Thirty-fourth New York Volunteers, from he capture of Atlanta, Ga., September second, 1864, to the twenty-first of December, 1864, when the regiment entered the city of Savannah, Ga. September 2, 1864.--The regiment, commanded by Captain Otis Griffin, company F, was ordered to march at twelve m. Advanced with the brigade into the city of Atlanta, Georgia. 3d. Took position with the brigade in the outer works of the city. 4th. Were ordered to take a new position further to the right, and bivouacked for the night. 5th. Went into camp in rear of the works. I did its regular picket-duty and fatigue. 11th. Major William H. Hoyt took command of the regiment, and relieved Captain Otis Griffin. 13th. Changed camp. The regiment took a new position in the works, where it remained under command of Major William H. Hoyt, doing its regular picket and fatigue-duty, and participating in the foraging expeditions, until November fifth, 1864, when it was ordered to move with the corps out of the works on the Macon road, and encamp. November 6.--The regiment returned to its old camp, and remained until November fifteenth, when it moved out of the city of Atlanta, Ga., with the army, on the Savannah campaign. Marched to near Stone Mountain, and encamped at midnight. 16th. Marched at eight A. M. Lieutenant-Colonel A. H. Jackson, relieved Major William H. Hoyt, and took command of the regiment. 17th. Broke camp at five A. M., and marched first in line, guarding the train. Passed through Suffolk, crossed Gum Creek. Halted for the night four miles from Social Circle. 18th. Marched at five A. M. Passed through Social Circle, and advanced to within two miles of Madison. 19th. Moved out with the Second division on a separate expedition. No fighting occurred. Joined the corps, in company with the brigade and division, November twenty-second, 1864, and entered the city of Milledgeville, Ga. Went in camp late at night. 23d. Regiment lay still. 24th. Marched until late at night. 25th. Crossed a large swamp, and encamped for the night. 26th. Advanced into Sandstown. One Hundred and Thirty-fourth New-York volunteers formed part of the grand guard of the division. 27th. The regiment assisted in destroying a part of the Georgia Central Railroad. 28th. Assisted the brigade in guarding the corps headquarter train to Station No. Eleven. 29th. Marched about seven miles, and destroyed railroad track the remainder of the day. 30th. Assisted in destroying a railroad-bridge across the Ogeechee River. Marched fifteen miles at night to join the division. December 1.--Regiment marched in advance of the ordnance train of the division. 2d. Marched to Buckhead Creek, and encamped for the night. 3d. Guarded the train. 4th. Marched with the brigade, and went into camp at nine P. M. 5th. Marched steadily all day. 6th. Marched through a marshy country. 7th. Had difficulty crossing swamps. 8th. Advanced with division toward Savannah. Did not encounter the enemy. 9th. Advanced, with skirmishing in front. First division met the enemy, One Hundred and Thirty-fourth New-York volunteers, leading the Second brigade, was ordered to support the First division. Advanced splendidly on the doublequick. The enemy retreated. Regiment went on picket. 10th. Regiment remained on picket until one P. M. Advanced to within six miles of Savannah. 11th. Moved at eight A. M., slowly toward the left. Took a position in range of the enemy's guns. Were relieved, and took a position on the left, on the river-bank, in range of the enemy's guns. 12th. Regiment lay still. 13th. Had one commissioned officer killed and one man wounded. At night regiment crossed the river, and fortified on Hutchinson Island. 14th. Advanced and took possession of rice-mill and settlement, and fortified our position. Held our position under a severe artillery-fire from the enemy, where we had six men wounded and one killed, until December twenty-first, 1864, when the enemy had evacuated the night