and the enemy fled, closing the action, in which our loss was small.
The division then moved to Sumterville
, arriving at dark, after a march of eighteen miles that day.
, on the Manchester
and Wilmington Railroad, boasted some good dwellings, two female seminaries, and the usual public buildings.
Here the soldier-printers issued a loyal edition of the ‘Sumter Watchman.’
Every one was in fine spirits at having gained the railroad without serious opposition, for the rolling-stock was known to be below on the Camden Branch
Another cause of exultation was the news that Richmond
, and Selma
were in our hands, in honor of which a salute of thirteen shots was fired from the captured guns.
During the 10th, the Thirty-Second United States Colored Troops moved along the railroad to Maysville
, where some seven cars and a bridge were destroyed.
The One Hundred and Second United States Colored Troops went at the same time toward Manchester
about three miles, burning a long covered railroad-bridge, four cars, two hundred bales of cotton, a gin-house, and a mill filled with corn.
Our regiment, from its bivouac in the town, sent details which destroyed three locomotives, fifteen cars, and the large and thoroughly equipped railroad machine-shop in the place.
Gen. A. S. Hartwell
with the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, Fifty-fourth New York, and two guns of the Third New York Artillery, from Charleston
, reached Eutaw Springs
on April 10, by way of Monk
's Corner and Pineville
, to co-operate with General Potter
An effort was made to open communication from there by Maj. William Nutt
, Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, with two companies of his regiment, which was unsuccessful, for Potter
was thirty miles distant. Hartwell
's force returned to Charleston