of the army are doubly due them.
I tender my sympathy through you to the brave and excellent commander of the brigade, Brigadier General Walcutt.
It is hoped that his wound may not disable him.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, O. O. Howard, Major General.
We marched over rough places and jolted along corduroy roads, yet all our wounded from this battle were transported from Griswold Station to the sea without loss of life.
The object I had in sending, through Osterhaus, ecember 9, 1864, after our last combat, and near the Savannah Canal — I drew up a dispatch to the commander of the naval forces to this effect:
We have met with perfect success thus far. Troops in fine spirits and near by.
Respectfully, O. O. Howard, Major General Commanding.
I believe that I inserted the word Sherman before near by but the above is the form in which the dispatch has always appeared.
I selected Captain William Duncan, who had escaped from capture and had returned