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[198] own front, and under an almost incessant fire of shell from the rebel batteries, until the morning of

21st. At two A. M., it was discovered that the rebels had evacuated their works, and were retreating. Our division advanced at three A. M., toward the city, our regiment the advance-guard. Companies B and F were sent forward as skirmishers, and entered the city at five A. M., closely followed by the rest of the division; and the city was surrendered, and at once taken possession of by our forces. In the haste of the regiment to leave their works and enter the city, the men left every thing behind, except arms and accoutrements, and the One Hundred and Forty-ninth had the proud honor of first entering the city of Savannah.


Total killed, or since died of wounds,none
Total wounded,1
Total taken prisoners,none
Total sent to hospital, sick,4
Total left on the road, sick,2
Total died from disease on march,1
Fell out on march, whereabouts unknown,2

The regiment left Atlanta in excellent spirits and health, and full of confidence of the successful termination of the campaign ; and their conduct throughout the march and while in the trenches before the city, was worthy of the cause for which we are fighting, and was such as commanded admiration from their commanders, and demonstrated that the utmost confidence exists between our generals and the Union soldiers.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

Nicholas Grumback, Major Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant-Colonel Doane's Report.

headquarters Thirty-Third Massachusetts volunteers, Savannah, Georgia, Dec. 24, 1864.
Lieutenant Pliny E. Watson, Aid-de-Camp:
sir: In accordance with circular received at these headquarters I have the honor to submit the following report:

This regiment entered Atlanta Monday, September fifth, and was immediately assigned to duty as guard at the military prison upon Peachtree street.

Monday, September twelfth, it was relieved from this duty and ordered to report to Colonel W. Cogswell, Second Massachusetts volunteers, Post Commandant, for duty as provost-guard. The regiment was continued upon this duty during the occupation of the city by our forces. During this period no foraging-parties were sent out, but a small detail accompanied two general foraging expeditions, and brought in each time a wagonload of corn-fodder.

November sixteenth, the regiment broke camp and started upon the march with the other regiments of the provost-guard, in the rear of the Fourteenth corps. It moved on the line of the Augusta Railroad as far as Covington, thence south through Eatonton to Milledgeville, reaching the latter place November twenty-third. At this point the regiment joined the brigade, and has since remained with it.

Daily foraging expeditions were sent out, from November eighteenth to December tenth, inclusive. During the march the regiment was supplied almost entirely from the country. The following is as accurate a statement as I am able to give of the supplies so obtained:

Three hundred and thirty (330) bushels potatoes; two thousand eight hundred (2800) pounds fresh pork; ten (10) bushels corn-meal; five (5) barrels sorghum; three (3) barrels beans; three hundred and seventy-five (375) chickens and other poultry; eight thousand two hundred and fifty (8250) pounds corn; also, three thousand two hundred (3200) pounds fresh beef, received from brigade commissary.

The number of horses captured was as follows: Three (3) horses; three (3) mules; nineteen (19) head of cattle.

I have no destruction of railroad to report, not having been detailed for that purpose during the march. The report of the regiment since leaving Milledgeville is simply that of the brigade. I have to report no casualties or skirmishes during the march, or since arriving before this place.

Respectfully yours,

Elisha Doane, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding.

Lieutenant-Colonel Merrill's Report.

headquarters Seventieth Indiana volunteer infantry, Savannah, Georgia, December 24, 1864.
Lieutenant Trego, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
sir: I have the honor to report that on the first day of November I resumed the command of the Seventieth Indiana, which, for six weeks previous, had been in charge of Major Z. S. Ragan. At that date the aggregate present of the regiment was four hundred and thirteen, which was increased to five hundred and thirty-two on the fifth by an addition caused by a consolidation with the Twenty-seventh Indiana. On the fourteenth, we left the Chattahoochee River, reaching Atlanta the same day.

On the fifteenth, the time of moving from Atlanta, there were nine animals in my possession, for which, in the fifteen days previous, there had been drawn only three days rations, as the twelve days rations were foraged from the neighboring regions. Thirteen animals were added to the above number, making, in all, twenty-two, for which the Government has furnished no rations, but forage was collected from the country to supply their wants.

The number of rations issued to the men of the command, I have no means of ascertaining.

Since the organization of the regiment, the supply of food has never been so abundant as during the recent campaign.

The health of the command has been excellent, the average number unfit for duty being less than one in one hundred.

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