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; and I was forced to adopt a course more fruitful in results than the naked one of following him to the South-West. I had previously submitted to the Commander-in-Chief a general plan, which amounted substantially to the destruction of Atlanta and the railroad back to Chattanooga, and sallying forth from Atlanta through the heart of Georgia, to capture one or more of the great Atlantic seaports. This I renewed from Gaylesville, modified somewhat by the change of events. On the twenty-sixth of October, satisfied that Hood had moved westward from Gadsden across Sand Mountain, I detached the Fourth corps, Major-General Stanley, and ordered him to proceed to Chattanooga and report to Major-General Thomas at Nashville. Subsequently, on the thirtieth of October, I also detached the Twenty-third corps, Major-General Schofield, with the same destination; and delegated to Major-General Thomas full power over all the troops subject to my command, except the four corps with which I desi
ght (28) wagons with corn, when the expedition returned to camp. Again, October twenty-sixth, it formed a part of a foraging expedition sent out under charge of Brigne four days, and loaded thirty-two wagons with forage. Again, on the twenty-sixth of October, the regiment went with the brigade on a foraging expedition to Berkshonsiderable skirmishing took place with the rebel cavalry near East-Point. October 26.--At seven A. M., I left Atlanta, in command of a foraging expedition composeply of fresh meats, sweet potatoes, etc. From the nineteenth to the twenty-sixth of October, the regiment remained in camp, furnishing the usual details for picket and other purposes. On the morning of the twenty-sixth of October, the regiment with brigade reported to General Geary, and under his command was engaged in a seight hundred wagons with corn and forage. A similar expedition started October twenty-sixth, not going so far, however, but meeting with the same success, and witho
, near rolling-mills, from which place it moved on the fifteenth September into park on north side of city. On the sixteenth October marched with troops of the Second division, General Geary commanding, on forage expedition; also on the twenty-sixth October, with troops of First division, Colonel Robinson commanding; capturing, for use of command, in both expeditions, sixty bushels corn, and a quantity of corn-fodder. The battery remained in park until November fifteenth, expending no ammuober sixteenth, going as far as Flat Rock Shoals, on South River. In the expedition were probably six hundred wagons, which were all filled with corn and fodder. One section of battery accompanied another expedition, under General Geary, October twenty-sixth, proceeding in direction of Lithonia, on Georgia Railroad. From these and other expeditions from Atlanta, we received in all about seven thousand (7000) pounds corn for the animals of the battery. We moved from Atlanta November fifteenth
works. September twelfth, moved camp to the north side of the city. September seventeenth, division reviewed by General Williams. September nineteenth, division reviewed by General Slocum. October twentieth, Colonel James L. Selfridge took command of the First brigade. October twenty-first, moved out the Decatur road on a foraging expedition under command of Colonel. October twenty-third, Colonel Carman came out with Second brigade to support us, and took command; arrived in camp October twenty-sixth at four P. M. Brought in some eight hundred wagons loaded with corn. October twenty-eighth, 1864, moved out to Decatur to support a forage party, returned the same night. November fifth, moved out the McDonough road three miles, camped for the night. Some little picket-firing took place during the night. Returned to our old camp on the sixth. November eleventh, an election was held in the regiment; two hundred and forty-three votes were polled for A. Lincoln, and one hundred and t