War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0160 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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Bvt. 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 energetic and zealous in the discharge of every duty.

The Fifty-eighth Indiana Volunteers, under command of Colonel George P. Buell, organized as pontoniers, and a portion of the First Michigan Engineers, under Major J. B. Yates, accompanied my command, and were at all times most efficient in the discharge of the arduous duties imposed upon them.

I append herewith a statement of casualties, and also a statement of prisoners captured. *

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major-General, Commanding Left Wing, Army of Georgia.

Captain L. M. DAYTON,


Report of casualties in Left Wing, Army of Georgia, during the recent campaign.

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Corps. Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Officers.

Fourteenth. 1 12 1 29 . . .

Twentieth. 1 11 5 83 1

Total. 2 23 6 112 1

Missing. Prisoners captured.

Corps. Men. Aggregate Officers Men. Aggregate.

Fourteenth. 94 137 . . . 115 115

Twentieth. 164 265 30 294 324

Total. 258 402 30 409 439

Numbers 50. Report of Colonel George P. Buell, Fifty-eighth Indiana Infantry, commanding Pontoniers. HDQRS. PONTONIERS, LEFT WING, ARMY OF Georgia, Savannah, Ga., January 7, 1865.

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command during the campaign from Atlanta to Savannah, Ga.:

November 13, 1864, my command destroyed the railroad bridge over the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta, Ga. 14th, moved my command to and encamped within the city limits, and equipped the same with twenty days' rations and forage. 15th, in accordance with orders, sent one-half of my train (440 feet of bridge complete) and four companies of my regiment, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Moore, with the Twentieth Corps. The remainder of my train, with six companies, commanded by myself, marched from Atlanta the morning of the 16th with the Fourteenth Corps, moving on the Decatur road. 17th, after a march of twenty miles threw two bridges (120 feet each over Yellow River. 18th, in the afternoon took up one of my bridges, moved it forward to the Ulcofauhachee, where it was rethrown; the remaining bridge over Yellow River, being ordered forward under charge of Major


*For map accompanying this report, see Plate LXX, Map 3 of the Atlas.