d the most trying upon the men of any during the campaign.
The corps, however, made a good march, crossing Utoy Creek and taking position in line of battle, facing east, in the vicinity of Utoy Post-Office.
On the 27th we moved by a road leading south and took position at Mount Gilead Church, forming line facing nearly south.
The enemy's pickets were just in front — of us at this place.
They fired a few shots from artillery at our pickets.
On the 28th the corps moved to the vicinity of Red Oak, on the West Point railroad, following the Fourteenth Corps, the artillery and trains following a parallel road to the west of the one used by us. We encamped for the night in line of battle, facing east.
On the 29th General Wood, with two brigades of his division and Taylor's brigade, of Kimball's division, co-operated with the Fourteenth Corps in the destruction of the West Point railroad; the road was thoroughly destroyed to a point three and a half miles from East Point.
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