War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0245 Chapter LVI. THE SAVANNAH CAMPAIGN.

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the Georgia shore at 4 p. m. and marched to within one mile of Savannah; went into camp at 10 p. m. December 23, received orders to go into camp and erect comfortable quarters.

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


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain J. R. LINDSAY,

Act. Asst. Adjt. General, 2nd Brigadier, 1st Div., 20th Army Corps.

Numbers 89. Report of Major ; Afterd B. Smith, One hundred and fiftieth New York Infantry. HEADQUARTERS 150TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS, Near Savannah, Ga., December 24, 1864.

SIR: *

November 15, marched at 5. 30 a. m. toward Decatur; made Stone Mountain, a distance of sixteen miles. November 16, ready to march at 6. 30 a. m., and marched at 4 p. m. a distance of eight miles, and got into camp on the east side of the Yellow River. November 17, marched at 8 a. m. ; difficult roads; made seventeen miles, and halted at Rock Bridge at 12 midnight. November 18, marched at 8 a. m., guarding and assisting sixty wagons over all bad placed in the roads. Passed through Social Circle and Rutledge, and encamped four miles from Madison; marched nineteen miles. Sent out two companies foraging; procured 1,530 pounds of fresh pork and 10 sheep, and 6 head of fat cattle-average weight dressed, 300 pounds a head; aggregate, 1,800 pounds-and 42 bushels of sweet potatoes, about 64 gallons of sirup; the cattle were turned over to the brigade commissary. November 19, started at 7 a. m. ; roads very heavy; helped sixty wagons through; passed through Madison; made nine miles, and got into camp at 3 p. m. November 20, marched sixteen miles, over bad roads, toward Eatonton and encamped; rainy day. November 21, marched at 7 a. m. ; roads very bad; built 100 rods of corduroy road of rails at the side of the road, and helped 120 wagons over them; advanced nine miles and encamped late in the night. November 22, marched at 6 a. m. ; crossed Little River on pontoon bridge; reached Milledgeville at 1 p. m., crossed Little camp east of the city across the river, having marched thirteen miles. November 23, remained in same camp; collected forage in large quantities; picked up and turned in 4 large serviceable mules, 40 bushels of sweet potatoes, 2,000 pounds fresh pork, 200 pounds bacon, 60 gallons molasses or sirup, 100 pounds meal. November 24, marched at 6. 30 a. m. ; advanced fifteen miles, to within two miles of Hebron, and encamped at dusk; 50 bushels of sweet potatoes procured for the regiment and 1,000 pounds fresh pork. November 25, marched at 6. 30 a. m. ; advanced ten miles and found a bridge destroyed six miles form Sandersville; halted for the night; some skirmishing in front with rebel cavalry. November 26, marched at 6 a. m. ; crossed a creek and through a bad swamp, and moved rapidly toward Sandersville. Heard brisk firing in front; formed line of battle, One hundred and fiftieth Regiment on left of the road. Advanced in line half a mile, then by the flank to within half a mile of the town; then formed line and supported the


* For portion of report (here omitted) relating to operations about Atlanta, see VOL. XXXIX, Part I, p. 657.