until the 1st of October. October 1, took the Memphis and Charleston Railroad for Huntsville at 10 a. m., moved very slow, and reached Huntsville at 8 p. m. Rained all the p. m. October 2, unloaded from the cars, went into camp and remained until 4 p. m., when took the cars and started for Athens; moved very slow and had to lay the track before us; were all night on the road. October 3, got off the cars three miles from Athens; at 7 a. m. marched to town and camped. October 4, marched at 6 a. m. for Florence, forded Elk River, and went into camp at 8 p. m. October 5, moved at 6 a. m. in the rain, camped at 7 p. m. October 6, moved out at 9 a. m. in light marching order. Regiment on skirmish line. Skirmished seven miles, driving the enemy, and arrived at Florence at 12 m., rested till 2 p. m., when moved back to camp. October 7, marched at 1 p. m. to Florence, where arrived at 4 p. m., went into camp, where remained until the 10th. October 10, started at 6 a. m. on return to Athens, camped at dark, left wing on grand guard. October 11, moved at 6, forded Elk River, and camped at 6 p. m. October 12, marched at 7, camped at 12 m. at Athens. October 13, took the cars for Chattanooga, arrived there 12 midnight, went into camp, where remained until the 18th, when Colonel Lum returned to regiment, he having been relieved by the return of his superior officer, Colonel Smith. October 18, marched at 7 a. m., camped at Gordon's Mills at 4 p. m. October 19, moved at 7 o'clock, went to La Fayette. October 20, marched at 6 a. m., camped at 5 p. m. October 21, marched at 6 a. m., made camp at 8 p. m. October 22, marched at 6 a. m., joined corps, went into camp at 12 m., where remained until the 28th. October 28, moved at 3 p. m., camped at 7 p. m. October 29, marched at 5. 30 a. m., moved very rapidly, and made camp one mile from Rome, Ga., at 3 p. m. ; here remained until November 1. November 1, marched at 5. 30 a. m. for Kingston, where arrived at 8th; were paid to the 31st of August. November 8, marched at 6 a. m. for Cartersville, where arrived at 1 p. m. and had election; here remained until the 13th. November 13, moved at 6. 30 a. m., went toward Atlanta, crossed the Utah River, and commenced destruction of railroad. Destroyed about-miles of road, and made camp near Acworth at 8 p. m. *
CHAS. H. RICHMAN,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Captain John P. HOLLERS,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade, &c.
Numbers 16. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Joel O. Martin, Seventeenth New York Veteran Infantry.
HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH Regiment NEW YORK VET. VOLS.,
Camp near Savannah, Ga., December 30, 1864.
CAPTAIN: In reply to your communication of yesterday, I have the honor to report as follows:
After the fall of Atlanta my regiment marched from Jonesborough to Atlanta September 6, and encamped with the DIVISION at White Hall,
* For continuation of report, relating to the Savannah campaign, see Vol. XLIV, Part I.