War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0305 Chapter LVI. THE SAVANNAH CAMPAIGN.

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16, on the march from 8. 30 a. m. until night. November 17, on the march. November 18, left camp at 7. 30 a. m. and encamped at night near Madison, Ga. November 19, 1864, passed through Madison, Ga., at daylight, regiment in advance of the division destroying railroad. November 20, on the march destroying railroad at night and encamped. November 21, on the march. November 22, on the march; reached Milledgeville, Ga., at 6 p. m. November 23, lay in camp near Milledgeville, Ga., November 24, left camp at 7 a. m. third regiment in line as train guard; encamped at 11 p. m. near Gum Creek. November 25, on the march at 7 a. m. until noon; then halted; at night-fall crossed swamp and Big Buffalo Creek and encamped. November 26, on the march; advance guard of the division passed through Sandersville, Ga., and encamped at night near the railroad. November 27, command was engaged in destroying railroad; encamped at 11 p. m. near Davisborough, Ga. ; rear guard of division. November 28, on the march; guard on corps headquarter train; encamped at night at Spriers Turnout. November 29, on the march at daylight, destroying railroad. November 30, still destroying railroad; also railroad bridge; then crossed the river and encamped at 11 p. m.

December 1, on the march. December 2, on the march all day; encamped at 4 p. m. near Buck Head Creek. December 3, on the march; train guard; swampy country. December 4, 5, and 6, on the march making slow progress on account of swamps and poor roads. December 7, on the march at 8 a. m. ; encamped at 8. 30 p. m. near Springfield, Ga. December 8, passed Springfield, Ga., and encamped at 3. 30 p. m. December 9, arms and accouterments inspected; then on the march and encamped at dark. December 10, left camp at daylight; rear guard on wagon train; marched till dark and encamped about five miles and a half from Savannah, Ga. December 11, took position on river. December 12 to 20, still lying near the river doing picket duty and giving details for foraging expeditions; also engaged in erecting fortifications. Casualties were none. December 21, left our position and entered Savannah, Ga., at 8 a. m.


Captain Company C, Commanding 109th Regiment Pennsylvania Vols.

Numbers 113. Report of Colonel Henry A. Barnum, One hundred and forty-ninth New York Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier SECOND DIV., 20TH ARMY CORPS, Savannah, Ga., December 26, 1864.


November 15, the brigade with the division broke camp at 7 a. m. and marched out on Decatur street, and at 9 a. m. took up the march. This command, being the rear of the Second Division in line, passed through Decatur and encamped at 4 a. m. of the 16th on the Rock Bridge road, fifteen miles from Atlanta. The One hundred and eleventh Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers did not march with the brigade, but


*For portion of report (here omitted) relating to operation about Atlanta, see VOL. XXXIX, Part I, p. 673.