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ovember 27, 1864. Major-General W. T. Sherman: General: In accordance with instructions from your headquarters, contained in Special Field Or der, dated November twenty-third, my command marched from Gordon in two columns, the Fifteenth corps via Irwinton to Ball's Ferry,the Seventeenth corps along the railroad with instructionsth corps left Atlanta on the morning of November sixteenth, and moved via Decatur, Covington, and Shady Dale to Milledgeville, arriving at the latter place November twenty-third. The Georgia Railroad was destroyed by the Fourteenth corps from Lithonia to Yellow River, and from Social Circle to Madison by the Twentieth corps. It w. Order of march: Cavalry, First, Second, and Third divisions.--Weather: Cold, clear, but windy.--Road: Good.--Supplies: Plenty.--Distance: Fifteen miles. November 23. The troops remained in camp. November 24. Order of march: Cavalry, First, Second, and Third divisions.--Weather: Fine.--Road: Excellent.--Supplies: No
November 23. The troops remained in camp.
nce, a sufficient quantity of which was gathered by my foraging parties to supply my whole command. Near Yellow River the brigade destroyed two and a half miles of railroad. November nineteenth, we again resumed our march, and on the twenty-third day of November I camped my troops about one mile from Milledgeville. On the morning of the twenty-fourth, my brigade marched through Milledgeville, and crossing the Oconee River, we took the Sandersville road, and reached Sandersville on the twenty-p at seven A. M., marching to Etonton Factory or Little River, (15) fifteen miles. November twenty-first, marched at daylight, crossing Mud Creek, and camping at Cedar Creek, marching eighteen miles. November twenty-second, in camp. November twenty-third, moved at daylight, and camped near Milledgeville, fifteen miles. November twenty-fourth, left camp at ten A. M., passing through Milledgeville and crossing the Oconee River, and camping at Town Creek, nine miles. November twenty-fi
camped close to the city at five P. M. November twenty-third, pursuant to orders from division headso to appendix to this report, marked C. November 23.--Remained in camp at Milledgeville. Seconpontoons, and camped at Meriwether. November twenty-third, marched through Milledgeville, crossea mile from the city, in Baldwin County. November 23.--Rested near Milledgeville. November 24 miles. Weather to-night intensely cold. November 23.--Remained in camp. In the afternoon, sentP. M., having marched twenty (20) miles. November 23.--We remained in camp until twelve M., whene was much suffering among the men. November twenty-third, remained in camp during the day; weatment was deployed along the wagon-train. November 23d, entered Milledgeville, the capital, half-pd swamps. Forage Gathered.--On the twenty-third of November, (12) twelve horses, (11) eleven mule the brigade at Milledgeville, on the twenty-third of November. On the eighth of October, the Twent[5 more...]
ng army of Georgia, to remain in the city with my command until all the troops had passed, and then join the rear of the Fourteenth corps, Brevet-General J. C. Davies commanding, which I did at five o'clock P. M., November sixteenth, 1864; remaining with that corps, and marching in its rear, until the afternoon of the twenty-first November, at five o'clock, when, at Eatonton Mills, Georgia, I left it, and joined the Twentieth corps, at Milledgeville, Georgia, at eleven o'clock A. M., November twenty-three, and then, pursuant to orders from Brigadier-General A. S. Williams, commanding Twentieth corps, I directed the different regiments of my command to report to their respective brigades, and assuming command of my own regiment, Second Massachusetts infantry, reported to my own brigade, Colonel E. A. Carman, commanding. In closing this report, I desire to express my thanks to the officers and men of the different regiments of the command, as well as of the different departments of t
d at 5 o'clockMuddyMen and animals now faring luxuriously. Monday, Nov. 217 00 A. M.12 M.13 5 miles beyond EatontonVery hard rainVery muddy and wornFrost at night. Captured Commander of Post, Colonel White, and Captain and Assistant Quartermaster and Captain, Commissary of Subsistence. Tuesday, Nov. 227 30 A. M.5 00 P. M.15 MilledgevilleClear and very coldGoodCrossed Little River on pontoons; arrived at Milledgeville at twelve o'clock, and camped east side of Oconee River in woods. Wednesday, Nov. 23    In camp all dayClear and very cold Shoeing up and repairing. Burnt penitentiary, arsenal, destroyed arms, munitions of war, and railroad property. Thursday, Nov. 248 00 A. M.4 00 P. M.13 In the woodsFine and warmerGood levelBuilt bridge over Buffalo Creek. Friday, Nov. 258 00 A. M.4 30 P. M.8 Buffalo CreekWarm, fine weatherGood countrySkirmish with the enemy in evening; passed Hebron. General Sherman joined us. Saturday, Nov. 267 00 A. M.10 A. M. by odom.8 SandersvilleWarm,
s, we at last entered the city, and passing through the city, crossed the Oconee River on a toll-bridge, and encamped about a mile from the river, going into camp at ten minutes past eight P. M., having marched about twenty miles. Wednesday, November twenty-third, remained in camp until two P. M., when we fell in and marched to the Gordon Railroad depot, and soon after commenced the destruction of the road, burning the ties and bending the rails; also burned a trestle-bridge and the depot. Opon 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 entire