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tions I respectfully refer you to the reports of Major-General J. C. Davis, commanding Fourteenth corps, and Brigadier-General A. S. Williams, commanding Twentieth corps, together with the reports of the subordinate commanders, all of which are herewes was also found in and about the city. Brevet Major-General J. C. Davis, commanding Fourteenth corps, and Brigadier-General A. S. Williams, commanding Twentieth corps, were, during the entire campaign, constantly with their troops, and were energe3d Division,  36not given.    11122994137  Jeff. C. Davis, Brevet Major-General Commanding. Report of Brigadier-General A. S. Williams. headquarter Twentieth corps, Savannah, Georgia, January 9, 1865. Lieutenant-Colonel H. C. Rodgers, Ass property destroyed and supplies taken from the country. I am, Colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. S. Williams, Brigadier-General Commanding. A. Report of Casualties in the Twentieth Corps from October 28th to December 2<
temporarily attached to the corps, were indefatigable as well as skilful, in assisting in the destruction of railroads, in constructing bridges, and repairing roads. From the length of the column, often from twelve to fifteen miles, the duties which fell upon several officers of the staff were often very laborious and fatiguing, but were always executed with cheerfulness and zeal. I desire in an especial report, hereafter, to bring to the notice of the Major-General Commanding, and, through him, to the Government, the names of such of these officers whose meritorious services on this and previous campaigns entitle them, I think, to promotion. I forward, herewith, the reports of division commanders, and such subordinate reports as have been received; also, reports and statements of staff-officers, covering estimates of property destroyed and supplies taken from the country. I am, Colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. S. Williams, Brigadier-General Commanding.
lfridge commanding) was, by order of Brigadier-General Williams, commanding corps, directed to repornant George Robinson, Aid-de-Camp to Brigadier-General Williams, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General. ed. The brigade was then ordered by Brigadier-General Williams, commanding First division, to move s selected, and received orders from Brigadier-General Williams, commanding Twentieth corps, to crosuring the night received orders from Brigadier-General Williams, commanding corps, to cross my brigaey, Corps Quartermaster, by order of Brigadier-General Williams, commanding corps: ten short WhitneyOn the twenty-eighth, by order of Brigadier-General A. S. Williams, commanding division, I formally commanding left wing, army of Georgia; of General Williams, commanding Twentieth army corps; and of low, the hill being very bad. By order of General Williams, moved two brigades (First and Third) intor no damage. December 11.--Order from General Williams, commanding Twentieth corps, to send a re[4 more...]
der my command, during the late campaign from Atlanta, Georgia, to this point. My command consisted of four companies of the Fifty-eighth Indiana volunteers. Effective force, two hundred and twenty men, exclusive of teamsters and a train of forty-one wagons, including baggage and supply-train, and hauled about four hundred and forty feet of pontoon-bridge. November 15.--At seven A. M., in accordance with orders received, I moved my train out on the Decatur road, reporting to Brigadier-General Williams, commanding Twentieth army corps. I remained with this corps during the campaign. I had no bridging to do until we reached Little River, twelve miles north of Milledgeville. 20th. We put a pontoon-bridge across Little River, of ten boats, making two hundred and twenty feet of bridge, during the night of the twentieth November. 24th. We put a pontoon-bridge across the channel of Buffalo Creek. This bridge took three boats, and was eighty feet in length. I also repaire
l 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 the post, for their earnest and efficient cooperation in the per
d their front; the enemy soon charged that position and our whole line, but were most disastrously beaten, after three attempts, and we retired toward Louisville, the Eighth Indiana and Ninth Pennsylvania cavalry acting as rear-guard. But one man of my regiment was wounded in this action. In the battle of Sunday, the fourth day of December, my regiment was brought into action about ten o'clock A. M., forming on the left of the Third Kentucky, and with it driving the cavalry of Wheeler and Williams (more than three times their number) from their barricades and the houses of Waynesboro. Major Kimmel, commanding First battalion, and Captain John M. Porter, since promoted Major, commanding a portion of the Third battalion, assaulted the barricades on the main street, and Major Appel, with the Second battalion, drove in the right of the enemy, posted in the woods, from their position, exposing their flank to so hot a fire that the whole line gave way and victory was secured. My loss on
nnah, Ga., Dec. 26, 1864. Captain D. W. Palmer, Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade: sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my regiment since the occupation of Atlanta. September second, marched from the south bank of the Chattahoochee River through the city of Atlanta, and camped on the north side of the Decatur road at the rebel 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
. Admiral: In obedience to your order of the thirteenth instant, I reported, on the fifteenth instant, to General Sherman, at Savannah, and was by him referred to General Slocum for special instructions. Agreeably to such instructions, we left Savannah on the afternoon of the eighteenth, in company with the army transport, Robert E. Lee, and arrived at Purrysburgh, about twenty miles up the river, on the afternoon of the nineteenth, where we found a portion of the Twentieth corps, General Williams's. Remained at Purrysburgh until the twenty-second, when we proceeded up the river, and on the twenty-fourth anchored at Morrall's Landing, at the lower end of Sister's Ferry Bluffs, about forty-one miles from Savannah. Here, on the high banks which overlook the river, we established a picket-station, with a view to keep a lookout for the advance of our own army, and to see that the enemy did not bring artillery to bear on us, our own guns not being available for such an elevation.
m called the principal officers together, Generals Wright and Stevens, and Colonel Williams, Captain Drayton, senior naval officer, also present, explained his plan ftheir muskets loaded, but not capped. That Generals Benham and Wright, and Colonel Williams, with about three thousand men, should advance on Stevens's left from our n entire brigade can alone secure the day. General Benham at once ordered Colonel Williams with his brigade to report to General Stevens; afterward one or two regimehe supporting column which still had to guard our left in front and rear. Colonel Williams did not take the route to the right direct to General Stevens, as was experd professed himself fully satisfied with the support thus rendered him by Colonel Williams, the matter was not followed up by General Benham. After the engagement hune. This report, though correct and satisfactory to General Wright and Colonel Williams, appeared not to be so to General Stevens, to whom it was also shown for f
sistant — he having performed the duties of that grade during the engagement. The forward officers, boatswain Hasker, gunner Oliver, and carpenter Lindsey, discharged well all the duties required of them. The boat-swain had charge of a gun, and fought it well. The gunner was indefatigable in his efforts; his experience and exertions as a gunner have contributed very materially to the efficiency of the battery. Acting Master Parrish was assisted in piloting the ship by pilots Wright, Williams, Clark, and Cunningham. They were necessarily much exposed. It is now due that I should mention my personal staff. To that gallant young officer Flag Lieutenant Minor, I am much indebted for his promptness in the execution of signals; for renewing the flag-staffs when shot away — being thereby greatly exposed; for his watchfulness in keeping the confederate flag up; his alacrity in conveying my orders to the different divisions; and for his general cool and gallant bearing. My aid,
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