War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0347 Chapter LVI. THE SAVANNAH CAMPAIGN.

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During the past campaign there have been no casualties in this regiment. It numbers 315 men present. There is but little sickness and no deaths.

Appended is a table of distances from point to point, gathered from the most reliable sources within reach, and extending from Atlanta to Savannah:

Miles.

Atlanta to Decatur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Decatur to Rock Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Rock Bridge to Sheffield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Sheffield to Social Circle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Social Circle to Rutledge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Rutledge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Madison to Eatonton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Eatonton to Milledgeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Milledgeville to Hebron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Hebron to Sandersville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Sandersville to Davisborough. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Davisborough to Louisville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Louisville to Millen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Millen to Springfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Springfield to Savannah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Atlanta to Savannah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

Hoping the above will meet your approval,

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. BLOODGOOD,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain A. G. KELLAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 131. Report of Colonel Samuel Ross, Twentieth Connecticut Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, THIRD DIV., 20TH ARMY CORPS, Savannah, Ga., December 27, 2864.

CAPTAIN: *

On the 15th of November this brigade, with the division and corps, left Atlanta on the campaign which terminated on the 21st of December in the capture of Savannah. We marched east through Decatur, passed Stone Mountain, crossed the Yellow River, through Rock Bridge to Social Circle, from Social Circle to Rutledge, a distance of seven miles. This command destroyed the Georgia State Railroad with short intervals. The destruction was thorough and complete. The ties were taken up and burned in piles, the rails laid on the piles, and bent so as to make them useless. The railroad buildings at Rutledge and Social Circle were also destroyed. The next day we destroyed about a mile of railroad with side track, at Madison; also some railroad buildings and 100 bales of cotton; marched thence southeast through Eatonton across Little River to Milledgeville, where we halted one day, crossed the Oconee River, passed Hebron, Sandersville, and Davisborough; crossed the Ogeechee River, thence through Louisville, and crossed the Augusta and Millen Railroad about three miles north of the latter place, thence to Springfield, and thence southeast toward Savannah, before which we arrived on the 10th of December, and formed line of battle on the right of the division, connecting with the Fourteenth Corps, facing east, with our right on the Georgia Central Railroad. Our picket-line was advanced to within 300 yards of the enemy's works. A strong line of works was constructed, and we lay under

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*For portion of report (here omitted) relating to operations about Atlanta, see VOL. XXXIX, Part I, p. 691.

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