Forty-ninth in advance of division. Reached Oconee River at nine A. M. Halted for the night at Denham's Mills, and regiment went on picket. The regimental headquarters were at the house of Mr. Denham, owner of the mills and plantation. He had previously left, with his family, for Secessia. 21st. Marched at nine A. M., regiment rearguard. As we passed the mills of Mr. Denham, they were burning splendidly. Bivouacked at dark, till 22d. Marched at seven A. M., and rejoined the corps at twelve M. Sighted Milledgeville at four P. M., and passed through the capital city at eight P. M. Crossed the Oconee River, and bivouacked one mile east of the city at eleven P. M. 23d. Remained in camp till one P. M., when regiment and brigade, with one brigade of the First division, went out three miles toward Gordon, and destroyed railroad track. Returned to camp at seven P. M. 24th. Seven A. M., marched into the main road, and halted until the Fourteenth corps passed. Resumed march, and bivouacked at dark one mile south-east of Town Creek. 25th. Marched nine A. M., as far as Buffalo Creek Swamp. Remained until nine bridges, destroyed by rebels, were rebuilt across the swamp. At eight P. M., moved across, and bivouacked at half-past 9 P. M. 26th. Marched at seven A. M., the regiment guarding ammunition-train. Passed through Sandersville at half-past 1 P. M. Marched to Tennille Station, on the Macon and Savannah Railroad, reaching that point at half-past 3 P. M. Our division, with the First, destroyed the depot and about two miles of railroad-track. Bivouacked at seven P. M., in a field beside the railroad. 27th. Our regiment moved on to the railroad again at eight A. M., in advance of the division, and deployed companies B and F as skirmishers. The balance of the regiment was the advance-guard. The rest of the division engaged in destroying the track. Left the railroad at three P. M., and marched to Davisboro, and bivouacked at nine P. M. 28th. The regiment marched at eight A. M. back on to the railroad, to the point at which they left it on the twenty-seventh, and tore up and destroyed the track to the wagon-road leading to Davisboro. About four P. M., a small body of rebel cavalry made a dash at the Third brigade where they were at work, but seeing our strength, skedaddled on double-quick, only wounding one man in the brigade. Returned to Davisboro, and bivouacked at eight P. M. 29th. Marched at six A. M. Bivouacked at seven P. M., six miles east of Spears's Station. Regiment went on picket. 30th. Marched at half-past 6 A. M., and crossed the Ogeechee River at five P. M. Bivouacked at half-past 6 P. M., two miles east of the river, one mile from Louisville, and near the plantation of Herschel V. Johnson. December 1.--Marched at half-past 6 A. M., brigade in advance. Passed the Fourteenth corps at four P. M., and bivouacked at five P. M. at Stone Cross-Roads. 2d. Marched at seven A. M., regiment and brigade guarding division-train. Crossed Buckhead Creek, and bivouacked at Buckhead Church, four miles from Millen, the junction of the railroads from Augusta and from Macon for Savannah. 3d. Marched at half-past 12 P. M. Passed near the stockade where thousands of our men (prisoners) had been confined. Crossed the Augusta Railroad, and continued our march until four A. M. of the fourth. 4th. Marched at eight A. M. Crossed Horse Creek at twelve M., and halted until dark, for a bridge to be built across a swamp. Resumed march, crossed the swamp, and bivouacked at seven P. M. 5th. Marched at nine A. M., regiment rear-guard. Crossed Little Horse Creek, marched until nine P. M., and bivouacked in the field. 6th. Marched at half-past 8 A. M. Found the roads much obstructed by trees fallen across them — the work of rebels. Bivouacked in the field at eight P. M. 7th. Marched at seven A. M., our brigade in advance of division. Went into camp for the night near Springfield. Regiment on picket. 8th. Pickets recalled at seven A. M., and regiment in rear of division. Marched to near Middleton's Mills, and bivouacked at half-past 4 P. M. 9th. Marched at half-past 7 A. M. Cannonading heard most of the day. At three P. M., our regiment, brigade, and division were formed in line of battle on the west side of a swamp, four miles from Monteith. The road through the swamp was blockaded by the rebels, and was commanded also by a fort. The rebel force was flanked by two regiments crossing the swamp, one on each side of the road, and the rebels were thereby forced to retreat. At four P. M. we advanced, and bivouacked in the swamp until 10th. Marched at half-past 8 A. M., regiment and brigade guarding wagon-train. Passed the fort and obstructions in the road; crossed the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, and moved down on the main road, between the railroad and Savannah River, to within five miles of Savannah, and bivouacked. 11th. At eight A. M. advanced toward the city, and drove the enemy into their works. The siege of Savannah commenced. Our regiment occupied a ditch and formed breastworks of it. Were ordered out at one o'clock in the night, to charge the enemy's works, but the order was countermanded, and the troops returned to our own works. Regiment remained in the works until the fifteenth, without any casualties. On the fifteenth, Ezra Hall, of company H, was wounded by a piece of shell. This was the first and only man wounded during the campaign. Regiment remained in our works, picketing our
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