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Numbers 57. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph H. Brigham, Sixty-ninth Ohio Infantry, commanding Second Brigade. HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, FIRST DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS,

Savannah, Ga., December 30, 1864.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular dated headquarters First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, December 29, 1864, I have the honor to submit the following report:

Miles of railroad destroyed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1/2

Cotton gins destroyed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Cotton destroyed (300 bales). . . . . . . . . . Pounds. . . . . 150,000

Horses captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Mules captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Cattle captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250

Negroes that followed the column. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Corn captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pounds. . . . . 62,000

Rice captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do. . . . . . . 18,000

Oats captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do. . . . . . . 1,400

Fodder captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do. . . . . . . 13,084

Hay captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do. . . . . . . 5,133

From the organization of the brigade up to the fall of Savannah the men were issued five days' rations; the rest of the time they subsisted off the country.

The Second Brigade was organized November 16, 1864, at Atlanta, Ga., and assigned to the First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, with which it marched to this place, a distance of 293 miles, passing in its route through Decatur, Lithonia, Conyers, Covington, Sandersville, Louisville, Milledgeville, and striking the railroad again at Lumpkin's Station.

I have the honor, captain, to be, your obedient servant,

J. H. BRIGHAM,

Lieutenant-Colonel Sixty-ninth Ohio, Commanding.

Captain G. W. SMITH,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, First Div., Fourteenth Army Corps.

Numbers 58. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Davis Miles, Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS, Near Savannah, Ga., December 31, 1864.

SIR: *

Arrived at Atlanta the 15th [November]. Here the Sixty-ninth Ohio and Thirteenth Michigan Veteran Volunteer Infantry were taken from the brigade and ordered to the Second Brigade, First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps. Drew clothing, and equipped the unarmed men of the command. November 16, left Atlanta, marching on the Augusta road, and camped at Lithonia Station on the Augusta and Atlanta Railroad. 17th, marched through Conyers Station, and was engaged several hours destroying railroad. November 18, Colonel H.

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*For portion of report (here omitted) relating to operations in North Georgia and North Alabama, see VOL. XXXIX, Part I, p. 618.

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