War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0239 Chapter LVI. THE SAVANNAH CAMPAIGN.

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Property destroyed.

Railroad track between Atlanta and Chattahoochee River. . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miles. . . . 3 1/2

Georgia Central Railroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Charleston and Savannah Railroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do. . . . . . . 1 1/2

Ordnance and ordnance stores destroyed at Milledgeville:

Muskets (smooth-bore, caliber. 69) burned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,300

Ammunition for the same burned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rounds. . . . 10,000

Infantry accouterments burned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sets. . . . . . . 300

Lances, or John Brown pikes, burned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000

U. S. standard weights and measures burned. . . . . . . Boxes. . . . . . 15

Fixed artillery ammunition thrown in the river. . . Boxes. . . . . . 170

Kegs of powder thrown in the river. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Destroyed during the march:

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

Cotton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bales. . . . . . . 400

Steam saw-mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Railroad bridges framed and ready for use (1,500,000 feet). . . 4

Captured on the Savannah River by Captain Gilderseeve, One hundred and fiftieth New York Volunteers, and burned, Confederate steamer Ida.

Numbers 86. Report of Colonel William Cogswell, Second Massachusetts Infantry. HEADQUARTERS SECOND MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY,

In the Field, December 25, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that on the occupation of Atlanta by the Twentieth Corps, September 2, the Second Massachusetts Infantry assigned to duty in the city as provost guard, in which position it remaining until November 16, when it started on the march in rear of the Fourteenth Corps, being the last of the army to leave town. Camped at night about five miles beyond Decatur. November 17, marched in rear of Fourteenth Corps wagon train to Conyers; foraged about eight head of cattle. November 18, followed Fourteenth Corps train across Yellow River; two days; rations of potatoes, November 19, marched through Covington; crossed the Ulcofauhachee River, destroying the bridge, and camped at Newborn. November 20, marched in rear of Fourteenth Corps train about sixteen miles; foraged a wagon-load of sweet potatoes. November 21, left the Fourteenth Corps at Eatonton Factory; crossed Little River and camped. November 22, marched through Eatonton; crossed Little River on pontoon, and camped at Meriweather. November 23, marched through Milledgeville; crossed the Oconee River joined the brigade and went into camp. November 24, marched with brigade to Hebron. November 25, crossed Buffalo Creek and camped about three miles beyond. November 26, marched through Sandersonville; skirmishers with cavalry; marched to Tennille Station and destroyed half a mile or railroad track. November 27, marched to Davisborough Station. November 28, marched on railroad to Spiers Turnout; destroyed about one mile of track. November 29, marched on railroad about seven miles; destroyed about two miles of track. November 30, crossed the Ogeechee and camped about three miles beyond.

December 1, marched with wagons about ten miles through bad swamps. December 2, marched with wagons. December 3, marched about eleven miles. December 4, marched to near Hunter's Mills.