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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
ule, we preferred white soldiers, but that we employed a large force of them as servants, teamsters, and pioneers, who had rendered admirable service. He then showed me a newspaper account of General Davis taking up his pontoon-bridge across Ebenezer Creek, leaving sleeping negro men, women, and children, on the other side, to be slaughtered by Wheeler's cavalry. I had heard such a rumor, and advised Mr. Stanton, before becoming prejudiced, to allow me to send for General Davis, which he did, f his pontoon-train — the head of his column reaching some deep, impassable creek before the rear was fairly over another. He had occasionally to use the pontoons both day and night. On the occasion referred to, the bridge was taken up from Ebenezer Creek while some of the camp-followers remained asleep on the farther side, and these were picked up by Wheeler's cavalry. Some of them, in their fright, were drowned in trying to swim over, and others may have been cruelly killed by Wheeler's men
to Hudson Ferry. December 7. When near Sisters' Ferry, the Ninth Michigan, (Colonel Acker,) acting as rearguard to the Second brigade, received and repulsed an attack made by Ferguson's cavalry. December 8. Second brigade crossed Ebenezer Creek, and the whole command united on the Monteith road, ten (10) miles south of Springfield. From this point the command moved in rear of the Seventeenth army corps, detachments covering the rear of several army corps, till the army reached the rry, making an average march of about twenty (20) miles. December seventh, the column moved in the same order of march. Baird and Kilpatrick, unencumbered by the trains, covered the rear. Morgan's division and the pontoon train reached Ebenezer Creek late in the evening, and went immediately to work, cutting away the fallen timber which obstructed the road-way through the immense swamp which skirts the creeks on both sides at this point. The pontooniers, under Colonel Buell, set to wor
December 8. Second brigade crossed Ebenezer Creek, and the whole command united on the Monteith road, ten (10) miles south of Springfield. From this point the command moved in rear of the Seventeenth army corps, detachments covering the rear of several army corps, till the army reached the rebel lines and commenced the investment of Savannah.
lantation, twenty-six miles from Savannah. Road badly obstructed by fallen trees, but by heavy details removed them, causing but little delay. The bridge at Ebenezer Creek having been destroyed two miles in our front, Colonel's Buell's command went actively to work to construct a new one. December eighth, the bridge having been completed, left camp at ten A. M., crossing Ebenezer Creek, marched to Little Ebenezer Creek, where, after a delay of several hours for completion of pontoons, moved forward to Cyler's Creek; just after going into camps, received orders from General Davis to return to Little Ebenezer to protect the train of the corps, an attackry. December eighth, remained in camp during the day and had considerable skirmishing with the advance of the enemy's cavalry; marched at midnight and crossed Ebenezer Creek at three A. M., December ninth. December tenth, encamped within twelve miles of Savannah, making short marches. Division encamped, December thirteenth, on
Millen. 2d. Moved at six A. M., and bivouacked near Buckhead Creek. 3d. Moved at eleven A. M., and bivouacked near------Creek. Division as rear-guard. 4th. Moved at half-past 10 A. M., and bivouacked near Horse Creek. 5th. Moved at daylight, and crossed Horse Creek. Division still rear-guard. 6th. Regiment detailed to forage for brigade. 7th. Regiment still on duty foraging for brigade. Rejoined same near Springfield. 8th. Moved at seven A. M., and crossed Ebenezer Creek, and bivouacked for the night near Eden. 9th. Moved at eight A. M., First division leading. At two P. M., the rebels opened with artillery on the advance. The enemy were soon driven. Our brigade sent to support Colonel Carman's brigade, of First division. The enemy retreated, and we were not needed. Bivouacked for the night fourteen miles from Savannah. 10th. Moved at half-past 2 P. M., and bivouacked four miles from Savannah. 11th-20th. In reserve in rear of first line.
hed twelve miles, and camped on Beaver Dam Creek, and by ten o'clock at night, we built one trestle-bridge over Beaver Dam Creek for Generals Baird and Kilpatrick. 6th. Marched seventeen miles. 7th. Marched twenty-five miles, reaching Ebenezer Creek; commenced building a trestlebridge over Ebenezer Creek, working my men all night. 8th. Finished the trestle-bridge in the morning, and also threw a pontoon-bridge over Lockmer Creek, four miles in advance. 9th. Took up both bridges, Ebenezer Creek, working my men all night. 8th. Finished the trestle-bridge in the morning, and also threw a pontoon-bridge over Lockmer Creek, four miles in advance. 9th. Took up both bridges, and moved forward during the night toward Savannah. 10th. Continued our march. 11th. Marched six miles and camped near the Savannah River, within six miles of Savannah City. Lieutenant-Colonel Moore reported and rejoined my command, with his detachment. 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th. Remained in camp, idle. 18th. Made seven hundred (700) fascines during the day, night, and part of the nineteenth. 20th. Received orders to throw a pontoon-bridge from Argyle Island to t
ntry having withdrawn, we did so, General Baird's second line remaining until we had crossed Ebenezer Creek, when we again took the rear, barricaded the road, and destroyed the bridge, the enemy shellh the enemy was on the seventh December. While the column was crossing through a swamp near Ebenezer Creek, the enemy, who had not made his appearance since the engagement at Waynesboro, came upon ouReceived orders to report to Brigadier-General Kilpatrick at four A. M. We then proceeded to Ebenezer Creek, when we went into camp and fed. The bridge being finished, we crossed over, and went to witty. We remained in line of battle nearly all night. On the morning of the ninth we crossed Ebenezer Creek, leaving one battalion, under command of Captain Becker, at the bridge, to guard the pioneerrge W. Downes,PrivateI1   Waynesboro, Ga., December 4, 1864. 26Abner Curry,PrivateI 1  Near Ebenezer Creek, Ga. 27Jesse Robinson,PrivateK1   Waynesboro, Ga., December 4, 1864. 28Baton H. Lewis,Pr
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Georgia, 1864 (search)
altonMICHIGAN--13th Infantry. Union loss, 30 missing. Dec. 7: Skirmish, Jenks' Bridge, Ogeechee RiverILLINOIS--52d and 90th Infantry. INDIANA--66th Infantry. IOWA--2d and 7th Infantry. MICHIGAN--Battery "B" 1st Light Artillery. Dec. 7: Skirmish, Eden StationIOWA--2d and 7th Infantry. Dec. 7: Skirmish, Buck CreekMICHIGAN--9th Cavalry. OHIO--9th Cavalry. Dec. 7: Action, Cypress Swamp near Sisters FerryINDIANA--101st Infantry. MICHIGAN--9th Cavalry. OHIO--9th Cavalry. Dec. 8: Skirmish, Ebenezer CreekILLINOIS--92d Mounted Infantry. MICHIGAN--9th Cavalry. OHIO--5th, 9th and 10th Cavalry; McLaughlin's Squadron Cavalry, supported by 2d Div. 14th Corps. Union loss, 2 killed, 3 wounded. Total, 5. Dec. 8: Skirmish near Bryan's C. HILLINOIS--48th and 90th Infantry. MICHIGAN--15th Infantry. OHIO--70th Infantry. Dec. 9: Skirmish, Ogeechee CanalILLINOIS--7th (Mounted, 2 Cos.), 12th and 66th Infantry. MISSOURI--Battery "H" 1st Light Arty. (Section). OHIO--81st Infantry. Dec. 9: Skirmish betwe
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
Operations against Hood and Forest in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Camp Creek September 30. Sweetwater and Noyes Creek, near Powder Springs, October 1-3. Van Wert October 9-10. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Bear Creek Station November 16. Near Clinton and Walnut Creek November 20. East Macon November 20. Near Macon November 21. Near Waynesboro November 27-28. Thomas' Station December 3. Waynesboro December 4. Ebenezer Creek, December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Near Barnwell, S. C., February 6. Aiken and Johnson's Station February 11. Phillips' Cross Roads March 4. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, N. C., March 16. Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in Department of North Carolina till June. Mustered
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Michigan Volunteers. (search)
rry October 27. Near Lawrenceville, Stone Mountain, October 27. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Jonesborough November 15. Bear Creek Station November 16. East Macon and Walnut Creek November 20. Griswoldsville November 20 (Cos. B, C, D ). Waynesboro November 27-28. Near Waynesboro November 28. Buckhead Creek, or Reynolds' Plantation, November 28. Waynesboro December 4. Cypress Swamp, near Sister's Ferry, December 7. Buck Creek December 7. Ebenezer Creek December 8. Seige of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Aiken and Blackville, S. C., February 11. Johnson's Station February 11. South Edisto River February 11-12. Gunter's Bridge, North Edisto, February 14. Phillips' Cross Roads and Wadesboro, N. C., March 4. Monroe's Cross Roads March 10. Near Smith's Mill, Black River, March 15. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Rale
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