usually keeping them from six to ten miles apart. Corse's division was as far to the right as Wrightsville, but I had it brought gradually back into a closer connection with the rest of the Fifteenth Corps. In fact, this division, though having the longest journey, came up to the vicinity of Station No. 2, some thirteen miles ahead of Blair's Seventeenth Corps, the leading regiment reaching that part of the Ogeechee, where there were two bridges, Wright's and Jenks's. The Confederates had destroyed them both by fire. Wright's brigade was across the Ogeechee, three miles above Jenks's. Colonel Williamson, commanding a brigade, managed to get a regiment over this broad river, and on the east side made a bridgehead and manned it; then he sent fifty men of the Ninth Iowa on to the Gulf Railroad to break it. Captain McSweeney, in charge of this detachment, accomplished the purpose in plain sight of a train loaded with Confederate troops; after which he brought his men safely to the bridgehead. Oliver's brigade of Hazen's division, which had been below watching Jenks's bridge, with many Confederates opposite to him, was sent away up a tributary westward, with instructions to secure a crossing at a bridge near Bryan Court House. He left one regiment, the Ninetieth Illinois, with a battery of artillery, at Jenks's bridge, and went on his expedition. He held Jenks's bridge. At Bryan Court House the river was obstructed by a strong Confederate force on the other side, but Osterhaus, supporting Oliver, had a search made for another crossing. They found an old ferry below the bridge which was practicable. An expedition was sent across in the night. The Confederates were surprised.
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Table of Contents:
Chapter 35 : Battle of Atlanta
Chapter 36 : Battle of Ezra Church
Chapter 37 : Battle of Jonesboro
Chapter 37 : Battle of Lovejoy's Station and capture of Atlanta
Chapter 39 : General Hood 's northward march; Sherman in pursuit; battle of Allatoona
Chapter 40 : return to Atlanta ; the March to the sea; Battle of Griswoldville, ga.
Chapter 41 : the march to the sea; capture of Fort McAllister and Savannah
Chapter 42 : March through the Carolinas ; Savannah, Ga. , to Columbia, S. C.
Chapter 43 : march through the Carolinas ; the taking of Columbia
Chapter 44 : skirmishing at Cheraw and Fayetteville and the Battle of Averysboro
Chapter 45 : March through the Carolinas ; the Battle of Bentonville ; Johnston 's surrender
Chapter 46 : negro conditions during the Civil War
Chapter 47 : freedmen's aid societies and an act of congress creating a Bureau of refugees, freedmen and abandoned lands
Chapter 48 : organization of the freedmen's Bureau and my principles of action
Chapter 49 : the abandoned lands
Chapter 50 : courts for freedmen; medical care and provision for orphans
Chapter 51 : the early finances; schools started
Chapter 52 : President Johnson 's reconstruction and further bureau legislation for 1866
Chapter 53 : the bureau work in 1866 ; President Johnson 's first opposition
Chapter 54 : public addresses concerning the freedmen in 1866 , advocating education
Chapter 55 : first appropriation by congress for the bureau; the reconstruction Act, March 2 , 1867 ; increase of educational work
Chapter 56 : famine reliefs; paying soldiers' bounties, and summary of work accomplished
Chapter 57 : the Ku-Klux Klan
Chapter 58 : beginning of Howard University
Chapter 59 : institutions of the higher grade; the Barry Farm
Chapter 60 : opposition to Bureau and reconstruction work became personal; the Congregational Church of Washington
Chapter 61 : Court of inquiry ; president of Howard University
Chapter 62 : life in Washington, D. C. , 1866 to 1874 ; assigned to duty in regular army as commander, Department of the Columbia
Chapter 63 : in the Northwest , among the Indians ; trip to Alaska ; life in Portland, Ore. ; 1874 to 1881
Chapter 64 : superintendent of the United States military Academy ; commanding Department of the Platte , Omaha, Neb.
Chapter 65 : in Europe , Egypt , and Constantinople
Chapter 66 : Italy and Switzerland
Chapter 67 : France and Germany ; Convention of young men's Christian Association , Berlin , 1884
Chapter 68 : French army maneuvers, 1884 ; promotion to Major General , United States army , San Francisco 1886 - 88
Chapter 69 : transferred to New York city
Chapter 70 : D. L. Moody on board the Spree ; Spanish War, 1898 ; Lincoln Memorial University ; conclusion
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