HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Savannah, Ga., January 4, 1865.
SIR: I have the honor to report the following list of casualties in this brigade from November 15, 1864, up to December 22, 1864:
Command. Offic Men. Aggre Offic Men. Aggre
ers. gate. ers. gate.
15th Michigan --- --- --- --- 3 3
70th Ohio Veteran --- 7 7 1 35 36
48th Ohio Veteran 1 6 7 --- 17 17
90th Illinois --- 3 3 --- 14 14
99th Indiana --- --- --- --- 2 2
Total. 1 16 17 1 71 72
Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate. Total.
15th Michigan Veteran --- 1 1 4
70th Ohio Veteran --- 16 16 59
48th Ohio Veteran --- 1 1 25
90th Illinois --- --- --- 17
99th Indiana --- 3 3 5
Total. --- 21 21 110
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN M. OLIVER,
[Captain G. LOFLAND.]
No. 30. Report of Brigadier General John E. Smith, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division. HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Savannah, Ga., January 2, 1865.
MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following report of my command during the campaign from Atlanta to this place:
In compliance with orders from Major General W. T. Sherman, commanding the army, I marched from Cartersville, Ga., on the 12th day of November, 1864. Reported at headquarters Fifteenth Army Corp, at White Hall, near Atlanta, on the 14th of November, at 11 a. M. The necessary clothing and camp and garrison equiPAGE in store for us at Atlanta were issued, and with twenty days' rations and 230 rounds of ammunition per man, was ready to move the same day. The command moved at 11 a. M. on the 15th of November and marched, via Rough and Ready, Stockbridge, McDonough, Jackson, crossing the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands, Hillsborough and Clinton, to Gordon, at which point my command effectually destroyed four miles of the railroad and about 500 yards of the trestle bridge three miles west of Gordon; thence by way of Irwinton, crossing the Ocone River at Ball's Ferry, four miles below the railroad bridge, Irwin's Cross-Roads, Summerville, Statesborough, crossing the Ogeechee River at Jenks' Bridge; thence marching between the Little and Big Ogeechee Rivers to Bethel Church, on the Savannah Canal. On the 10th of December I left the supply train in camp, guarded by one regiment of infantry, and moved upon the south side of the canal to a point about four miles, and a half from Savannah, where the enemy were discovered in position with a battery, covering a small road. Skirmishers were at once deployed, and the