War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0367 Chapter LVI. THE SAVANNAH CAMPAIGN.

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I cannot speak too highly of the conduct of my staff. Through the exertions of Captains Dunbar (assistant quartermaster) and Brookfield (commissary of subsistence) my command has always been well supplied. Doctor Wise (surgeon-in-chief of division), Captains Brink (inspector-General), Day (provost-marshal), and my aides, Captain Hayes and Lieutenants Hollingsworth, Oliver, Fuller, and Griffin, have each, in their respective places, more than fulfilled my expectations. Captain Estes, my assistant adjutant-General, deserves special notice, not only for the faithful discharge of his eminent duties but for his reckless daring and invaluable assistance in every skirmish and engagement. This officer deserves and I earnestly hope that he may be promoted.

Accompanying this report will be found a nominal list of killed, wounded, and missing*, also provost-marshal's statement of captures and property destroyed. I also inclose the reports of my brigade and regimental commanders, which I respectfully request may be taken as part of this my official report.

Respectfully submitted.


Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry.


Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps.

(Duplicate to Captain L. M. Dayton, aide-de-camp to General Sherman.)

Report of prisoners of war captured and property captured and destroyed by Third Cavalry Division during the campaign terminating with the occupation of Savannah.

November 14-December 14. - 233 prisoners of war (1 colonel, 1 major, 4 captains, 7 lieutenants, 220 enlisted men).

November 16. - 2 cannon, Rodman, with carriages, and 100 rounds ammunition.

November 16. - 3 caissons, captured at Jonesborough and burned.

November 15. - 140 stand small-arms, captured from pickets.

November 16. - 175 stand small-arms, captured at Lovejoy's Ga.

November 16. - 4 boxes fixed ammunition for 3-inch regulation gun, destroyed.

November 28. - 1 battle-flag of Fourth Georgia Cavalry, captured at Waynesborough, Ga.

November 21. - 4 miles Macon and Savannah Railroad destroyed at, above, and below Griswold, Ga.

November 26. - 3 miles Millen and Augusta Railroad destroyed at, above, and below Waynesborough, Ga.

November 21. - 1 water-tank, 13 railroad cars, 3 sets engine drivers, 12 car wheels, 20 tons wrought iron destroyed at Griswold, Ga.

November 26. - 8 railroad cars and 1 engine destroyed at Waynesborough, Ga.

November 14 - December 14. - 14,070 bales cotton, 12,900 bushels corn, 80 tons fodder, 36 grist-mills, 27 saw-mills, 271 cotton gins, 160 hides, burned during the campaign.

November 16. - 500 bushels corn meal and 50 barrels molasses, rebel commissary stores, destroyed at Jonesborough, Ga.


* Nominal list (omitted) shows 3 officers and 12 men killed and 3 officers and 143 men wounded; total 165.