fight all the afternoon.
Private Lewis Clark
, of Company C, was killed, and Private Levi Jackson
, of the same company, wounded that day while foraging.
The skirmishers of the Thirty-second United States Colored Troops killed one Rebel and captured another.
By sunset the colored brigade had advanced sixteen miles and camped at Spring Hill
On the 17th the last forward march of the division was made.
It moved at 6.30 A. M. toward Camden
, the First Brigade leading, the foe yielding until we came to swampy ground, where works were discovered.
There the First Brigade fronted the enemy; and a part of the Twenty-fifth Ohio flanked the position, when the Rebels
The Second Brigade was also sent to the left for the same purpose, but its aid was not required.
No further opposition was made; and Potter
's force entered Camden
, the Second Brigade following the First, coming in at dark.
was historic ground, for there Gates
was defeated by Cornwallis in 1780, and Greene
by Lord Rawdon at Hobkirk's Hill near by in 1781.
's Fifteenth Corps entered the town Feb. 24, 1865, after some resistance, when the railroad bridge, depot, and much cotton and tobacco were destroyed.
It was ascertained that the rolling-stock had been sent below during our advance from Singleton
's, making success assured, though fighting was expected.
turned back from Camden
at 7 A. M. on the 18th.
Our main body moved along the pike; the One Hundred and Seventh Ohio on the railroad with only slight resistance until we came to Swift Creek
, after marching some seven miles. There the enemy held earthworks running through a swamp and over the higher ground beyond the creek.
Gen. P. M. B. Young
commanded the Confederates
, his force consisting of four hundred men of