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arched to the intersection of the Bridge and Ashley Ferry Roads, and will destroy Rautowle's and Wallace's Bridges, if necessary to prevent the enemy's advance. The ferry across Stono will be also watched, and all the boats and flats on the left bank of the river collected and concealed. Indian Field and Cattle Creek Companies will be marched to Jacksonborough Ferry, and will also watch the railroad bridge near the ferry. The Dean Swamp and Four Hole Companies will be marched to Parker's Ferry. VII. The field-officers of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth regiments will promptly join their commands, and in the movement of their troops be governed by the enemy's movements. Should the enemy advance in such force as to cause the troops to retire, it is earnestly enjoined upon the commanding officers to converge to the troops posted next, and will, by couriers, keep these Headquarters advised of their own and the enemy's movements. VIII. The commanding officers of the Eighteen
he thirteenth day of November, the regiment was ordered to report at brigade headquarters, and then marched out to assist in destroying the Atlanta and Chattanooga Railroad. On the fifteenth day of November, the regiment broke camp and marched out on the road leading to Decatur, Georgia; nothing of importance took place until the eighteenth instant, when the regiment halted and stacked arms, and assisted in destroying the railroad near Rutledge, Georgia, and on the nineteenth, when near Parker's Ferry, went into camp and destroyed the railroad. On the twenty-second, we crossed the Oconee River and passed through Milledgeville, Georgia, the capital of the State of Georgia, and camped outside the city, where we remained until the twenty-fourth, when we again resumed the march, and entered Sandersville, Georgia, on the twenty-sixth instant, and marched to Tennille Station, on Central Railroad, where we assisted in destroying the railroad, and camped for the night. On the twenty-seventh
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 14: Charleston and Savannah. (search)
ll, finding it impossible to longer pursue that route, then moved back. We were on a causeway, and in turning around, a wagon stalled and was abandoned. The Fifty-fourth secured from it one hundred and thirty pairs of trousers and three hundred pairs of shoes, free of government charges. After one of the hardest marches the Fifty-fourth ever made, we reached Salkehatchie fort at 3 A. M. on the 16th. Our advance troops were, on the 15th, at the junction of the roads to Jacksonboro and Parker's Ferry. February 16, Colonel Hallowell was directed to move forward again by way of Combahee Ferry; and at 9 A. M. the Fifty-fourth proceeded, with the usual rests, over a rough country. Much standing water was found in places, and at times the wading was knee-deep. In the afternoon we came to a higher point, where a view of the region bordering the river was obtained. Spread below us was the finest tract we saw in the South,—a cultivated country, thickly spotted with plantations. It wa
raham Lincoln, 96. Order of Truman Seymour, 156, 182. Order of Edwin M. Stanton, 2. Order of Alfred H. Terry, 117. Osborn, Francis A., 115. Otis, Mrs., Harrison Gray, 16. Otis, Theodore, 16. Ottawa, gunboat, 151, 177. Owen, Robert Dale, 23. Owendaw, Creek, S. C., 275. Ox Swamp, S. C., 293. Oyster Point, S. C., 132. P. Palfrey, J. G., 16. Palmer, Ishmael, 168. Palmer, Joseph A., 204. Palmetto State, Confederate ironclad, 281. Parker's, S. C., 209. Parker's Ferry, S. C., 277. Partridge, David A., 20, 106, 114, 149, 183. Paul Jones, gunboat, 41. Pawnee, gunboat, 52, 54, 56, 59, 60, 100, 177, 209, 237. Pawnee Landing, S. C., 67, 186. Pay of Chaplain, 150. Pay of Fifty-Fourth, 47, 48, 109, 130, 135, 142, 179, 180, 181, 190, 191, 220, 227, 228, 238, 288, 312. Payne, Lewis S., 109. Payne's Dock, 109, 206, 207. Payson, Mary P., 16. Peal, Henry F., 90, 164, 168. Pease, Giles M., 111, 145, 164, 166, 183, 196. Pease, W. B., 171. Pedee