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Myron T. Wright, Major,...
7 E. Kyle,.......
8 John Wood,...
9 S. Keltner,.....
29th Ohio volunteers,
Wounded, left foot, severe,.
Private,.. I, 147th Pennsylvania volunteers, Wounded, leg, mortal, since died, 12 Martin Sachs,.... Private,.. F, 147th Pennsylvania volunteers, Wounded, Private,.. C, 147th Pennsylvania volunteers, Wounded, head, slight,.
head, mortal, since died, 20th December.
11 Louis Harry,.
Inventory of ordnance and ordnance stores, taken possession of by Lieutenant-Colonel R. Kirkup, Fifth Ohio volunteers, at arsenal on President street:
Thirty-one boxes artillery harness, in bad order; nine thousand rounds cartridges, (Enfield,) calibre 58; large amount of linseed oil, spirits turpentine, and other paint stuffs; eleven thousand rounds single musket-balls, calibre 69; five thousand rounds buck and ball cartridge, calibre 75; four thousand rounds Sharp's rifle cartridge, calibre 55; three hundred and eightyone buff gun-slings; six bars copper; ten boxes plate tin; three boxes muskets, (old;) thirty thousand and twenty brass fuze plugs; fifteen hundred and forty-one ten-inch fuze plugs; twelve hundred and forty-six ten-inch fuze plugs; nineteen hundred ten-inch fuze plugs; twenty-six hundred and forty-eight inch fuze plugs; eleven hundred forty-two pounder fuze plugs; five hundred fuze plugs, strange pattern; nineteen hundred and sixty twenty-four pounder fuze plugs; five hundred and forty-nine fortytwo pounder fuze plugs; three hundred and ten ten-inch sabots; one hundred ten-inch sabots; forty-four chocks; three hundred and sixty sabre knots; one hundred and twenty-six ventcovers; three ten-inch tompions, twenty twentyfour pounders; five eight-inch tompions, five eighteen pounders; two forty-two pounder tompions, twenty-four twelve pounders; thirty-two thirty-two pounder tompions, eighteen six pounders; two hundred and fifty-seven saddle-bags; three hundred infantry cartridge-boxes; two hundred artillery cartridge-boxes; three hundred English bayonet scabbards; one thousand English bayonet scabbards; six hundred English bayonet scabbards, (damaged ;) five hundred waist-belts, (worn ;) three hundred waist-belts, (worn ;) two hundred and fifty-nine sabre-belts, (worn;) three hundred and forty-two sabre-belts, (worn ;) one hundred and twenty-five leg-guards, new; three hundred gun-slings, worn; one hundred and sixty-eight rifle-boots; four hundred and forty-seven shoulder-belts; one hundred port fires; one thousand rounds cartridges, calibre 57; nine hundred thirty-two pounder sabots; nine hundred and five thirty-two pounder sabots; eight hundred and twenty-four twenty-four pounder sabots; two hundred and fifty-three eighteen pounder howitzer shell sabots; two hundred and fifty six-pounder howitzer shell sabots; one hundred and eighty twelve pounder canister shell sabots; one hundred and sixty-eight eighteen pounder shell sabots; six hundred and seventytwo forty-two pounder shell sabots; nine hundred thirty-two pounder shell sabots; one hundred and fifty-seven six pounder shell sabots; three and a half boxes glass; one keg machine oil; one can tar; one can lamp oil; one barrel paint oil; one coil three quarter inch rope; fifty conical shells; twenty-four twelve pounder howitzer shells; sixty-three four-inch Blakely rifle shells, loaded; fifty ten pounder shells; five one hundred pounder shells; two thousand pounds grape and canister, mixed; one hundred
Colonel One Hundred and Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Volun
pounds soft solder; thirty-five and a half pounds three three-inch rifled field pieces; four hundred cotton twine; one hundred and ten lanterns, ten-inch solid shot; five hundred and eightyvarious sizes; one coil two and one half inch seven eight-inch solid shot; one hundred and rope; lot of wheels, tongues, gun-swabs, buck- forty-nine seven-inch solid shot; twenty-two ets, chains, and other equipments belonging to hundred and seventy-two six-inch solid shot; artillery; large quantity of matting; one bale thirty-two eight-inch canister; forty-one sevenwhite twilled flannel; one hogshead, (contents inch canister; sixty six-inch canister; four hununknown;) one case zinc; several hundred gun- dred and eleven ten-inch shells; three hundred stocks, (in rough;) thirty-eight kegs nails, (as- and twenty-five eight-inch shells; one hundred sorted sizes;) half box flints; five hundred and twenty six-inch shells; fifteen eight-inch artillery sabres; four gross roller gear buckles, grape; twenty seven-inch grape; thirteen six(and) fifty quires white cartridge paper; inch grape; forty-one seven-inch conical shells, seven reams brown cartridge paper; fourteen (fixed;) thirty-two six-inch conical shells, (fixed;) hundred horse brushes; eight hundred curry-fifty pounds of powder, (rifled musket.) combs; one hundred rolls; seven thousand Of the ninety-one guns captured, fourteen (14) friction tubes; fourteen hundred fine pistol car- only were found to have been spiked and shottridges; four thousand Minié rifle cartridges; ted. The gun-carriages were broken and temlarge quantity of fuzes, various kinds and de- porarily disabled, and all the implements were grees; one thousand six-inch priming tubes; broken and destroyed. Respectfully submitted, large quantity of gun-wipers, ball screws, and ARIO PARDUCK, cone wrenches; one hundred powder-flasks; five thousand four hundred feet slow matches; one hundred and twenty-three coils slow matches; one thousand sensitive tubes; twelve hundred and fifty port fires; sixteen pounds horseshoe nails; three hundred friction primers; five hundred friction tubes; fifty currycombs, extra quality; five hundred conical ball bullet-moulds, (37) large lot of brass measures, sights, and implements for artillery, (names unknown;) fifteen hundred tarred links; twelve hundred oil bottles; one hundred and eighty field piece cartridges; nineteen hundred and sixty-one teninch fuses; one hundred eight-inch fuses; one bale wrapping paper; fifty axe-helves; fifteen spades; ten picks; large quantity of buckles, and rings of various sizes; one bag of hemp twine; one hundred and eighty-six muskets, assorted; thirty-three muskets, assorted; fourteen thousand cartridges; forty cartridge-boxes; forty bayonets; forty belts.
In Park.-Thirteen hundred and fifty-seven thirty-two pounder solid shot; eleven hundred and forty-seven twenty-four pound solid shot; four hundred and thirty-five forty-two pound solid shot; six hundred and ninety-eight eleveninch shell; twenty thousand and five sixty-four pounder solid shot; five hundred and eightyfive twenty-four pounder solid shot; six hundred and forty-two twelve pounder solid shot; one thirty-two pounder rifled gun and carriageone six pounder rifled howitzer, (Whitaker and President street;) two caissons; two limberboxes; five hundred and eighty signal rockets; seven hundred handspikes, for artillery.
teers, Commanding Brigade,
Report of the amount of provisions captured and issued during the march from Atlanta, Geor gia, to Savannah, Georgia, in First brigade, Second division, Twentieth corps: Head beef cattle, two hundred and fifty pounds net each, two hundred and fifty; head sheep, thirty pounds net each, sixty-five; bacon, two thousand pounds; sweet potatoes, six hundred bushels; salt, three barrels; molasses, two barrels ; sacks corn-meal, fifty pounds each, two hundred and fifty.
SAMUEL D. CONNER, First Lieutenant and Acting Commissary of Sub., First Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Corps.
Report of the number of horses and mules captured, and the number of pounds of corn and fodder obtained from the country in the First brigade, Second division, Twentieth corps, during the march from Atlanta, Georgia, to Savannah, Georgia: Horses, four; mules, thirty; corn, fiftyeight thousand four hundred and twenty-five bushels; fodder, eighty-four thousand bushels. O. F. GIBBS,
First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Quartermaster, First
Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Corps.
COLONEL FLYNN'S REPORT. HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-EIGHTH PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, FIRST BRIGADE,
SECOND DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, December 25, 1564. Lieutenant A. H. W. Creigh, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade:
LIEUTENANT: In compliance with circular dated Headquarters First brigade, Second division, Inventory of ordnance and ordnance stores, Twentieth army corps, December twenty-third, taken possession of by Colonel John Flynn, 1864, I have the honor to report the following as Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania volunteers, com- the part taken by the Twenty-eighth regiment manding detachments First brigade, Second Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry, in the division, Twentieth army corps, at Fort Jack-campaign which closed on the twenty-first inson, on the Savannah River: stant, by the occupation of the city of Savannah, Georgia.
Forty-four thirty-two pounders; two ten-inch columbiads; twenty eight-inch columbiads; two rifled thirty-two pounders; twelve twenty-four pounder howitzers; one eight-inch mortar; four sixty-four pounders; three ten-inch mortars;
This campaign is, throughout its entire extent, void of interest to the soldier, as we had such unparalleled success that a great part of the army has not had occasion to form for battle, few bloody
fields have been lost or won, no sieges have been commenced and ended, as the enemy have not, in one instance, made a stand of sufficient length to require the necessity of such measures. From the second of September, 1864, to the ninth of November, 1864, nothing more than the regular routine of camp duties occurred. On the morning of November ninth, we were unceremoniously awoke by the rattling of artillery and musketry, by a small force of the enemy attempting to enter our lines, but in this they were defeated and repulsed, leaving two (2) killed, and taking several wounded with them. The Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry sustained no loss. On the next morning, we prepared to leave Atlanta, which move commenced on the morning of
November 15.-We started from camp at halfpast six A.M., and marched seven (7) miles in the direction of Decatur, Georgia; halted for dinner at one P.M. Started again at three P.M., and after marching slowly, we halted at twelve P.M. for the night. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles.
November 16.-Started at nine A. M., and marched fast for a distance of twelve (12) miles; halted for dinner at two P.M., one mile from Rockbridge. We crossed Yellow River and encamped for the night, after marching twelve miles without in
November 17.-Started at six A.M.; marched until a quarter-past twelve P.M., halted for dinner, started at two P.M., and marched to within six (6) miles of Social Circle, on the Georgia Central Railroad. We halted and encamped here for the night, after a tedious march of fourteen (14) miles. November 18.-Started at five A.M., passed through Social Circle, where we found the railroad dépôt destroyed; moved on and halted at Rutledge for dinner, at half-past eleven A.M. We here burnt the dépôt and store-house, containing some rebel stores, and started again at two P.M., and marched to within a distance of two (2) miles of Madison, where we encamped for the night. Distance marched, nineteen (19) miles.
cold day and night. Distance marched, nine (9) miles.
November 22.-Started at seven A.M., as rearguard for the division; after marching four (4) miles, we crossed the Central Railroad, at Dennis Station; here we rejoined the corps, which had been separated since we came from Madison, on the eighteenth. We travelled slowly in direction of Milledgeville, and halted for dinner at one P.M. We passed through Milledgeville after a very tedious march, and encamped at eleven P.M., having marched twenty (20) miles.
November 23.-We remained in camp until twelve M., when we moved one half mile into the woods, where we remained all day.
November 24.-We got under way at nine A.M., marching through swamp and mud to within about five (5) miles of Hebron, when we encamped for the night. Marched this day a distance of twelve (12) miles.
November 25.-Started at half-past seven A.M. Marched slow and tedious, passing through Hebron and coming to Buffalo Creek. Here we found eight (8) bridges burnt, which took considerable time to rebuild, but at six P.M. we moved across the creek, and encamped one half mile from it for the night, after marching only six (6) miles.
November 26.-Started at eight A.M., as guard for the division quartermaster's train. Halted at quarter-past nine to reorganize the train; started again at eleven A. M. Marched to within one half mile of Sandersville; we here halted for dinner, and at two P.M. we marched through the town of Sandersville and down to the Central Railroad, which we struck at Tennille Station. We here commenced tearing up the track, burning the cross-ties, and totally destroying the railroad for a distance of two (2) miles, when we encamped for the night. At about one P.M. we were aroused, and the command put under arins, but nothing occurred. Distance marched, sixteen (16)
November 27.-Commenced tearing up the track at eight A.M., and worked until one P.M., when we rested for dinner, and at four P.M. we started for Davisboro, and after a tedious march, we arrived there at nine P.M., marching to-day a dis
November 19.-Started at five A.M., passed through Madison at daylight, halted at twelve м. at Buckhead, for dinner; started again at one P.M., and at five P.M. we halted at Jordan's Plantation. The Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volun-tance of ten (10) miles. teer infantry here assisted to tear up the railroad, and destroyed three thousand (3000) bushels of corn and six hundred (600) bales of cotton. We marched this day sixteen (16) miles.
November 20.—Started at seven A.M., and marched eight (8) miles without incident; halted for dinner at twelve M. At two P.M. we started, and after marching seven (7) miles, encamped for the night at six P.M. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles.
November 21.-Started at seven A.M., the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry in advance of the division; halted for dinner at half-past one P.M., and moved out again without incident at half-past two P.M., and marched to Dr. Nesbit's plantation, where we were posted as picket-guard for the division. This was a very
November 28.- Went to work again on the railroad about five (5) miles west of Davisboro, about half-past seven A.M., and halted at one P.M. for dinner. At three P.M. commenced again, and worked until five P.M. The rebels made a dash upon the Third brigade, and the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry, in company with the First brigade, started to reenforce them, but they had already been dispersed. We started at six P.M. on our return to Davisboro, which place we reached at half-past seven P.M., after working all day and marching a distance of nine (9) miles.
November 29.-Started at twenty minutes past seven A.M., and marched to Spiers Station, where we halted for dinner, at one P.M. Left Spiers Station at four P. M., and marched fast and
without incident to within two (2) miles of Bostwick Station, when we halted, at seven P.M., for the night. Distance marched, eighteen (18) miles.
November 30.-Started on the march again at a quarter to seven A.M. Marched quick and through swampy ground, until two P.M., when we halted at the plantation of Dr. Blake, a great slave holder, having at this time some three hundred (300) slaves on his plantation, mostly women. We left here at four P.M., and marched to join the corps at Miller's plantation, where we arrived at half-past six P.M. Distance marched, ten (10) miles.
December 1.-This day's march was without incident. We left Miller's plantation at a quarter to eight A.M., and marched until two P.M., when we halted for dinner. Started again at four P.M. and marched until seven P.M., when we halted for the night, after marching twelve (12)
December 2.-Left camp at a quarter to seven A.M., and marched until twelve M., when we halted for dinner. Started at one P.M., and marched past Jones's plantation; we crossed Buckhead Creek and camped at half-past three P.M. The Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania, with two hundred (200) of the Fifth Ohio volunteer infantry, picket for the division, posted pickets, and passed the night without incident. Distance marched, ten (10) miles.
December 3.-Started again at two P.M., and after tedious marching through swamps and in the rain, halting about every one hundred (100) steps, we stopped at half-past six A.M., of the fourth. Distance marched, twelve (12) miles, in direction east, south-east, and north-east of Millen, crossing Little Buckhead Creek, having marched, all night, a distance of twelve (12) miles.
December 4.-Started at half-past nine A.M., and marched until eleven A.M. Halted for dinner, and were off again at three P.M., marching across a large swamp, and halted one (1) mile from Horse Creek, at eight P.M., after marching eight (8) miles without incident.
December 5.-This day we marched with the wagons, assisting them over the many muddy places in the road, and halting for the night at six P.M. Distance marched, fifteen (15) miles. December 6.-Like yesterday, we spent this one with the teams, and without halting for any length of time, we encamped at half-past six P.M. Marched ten (10) miles.
December 7.-Again with the wagons; raining nearly all day, and very bad roads. We marched ten (10) miles in the direction of Springfield, and encamped at eight P.M.
December 8.-Started at eight A.M. Passed through Springfield, a small village, marching rather fast, halting for the night at four P.M., having marched thirteen (13) miles.
December 9.-This was the first day that we heard artillery firing in our front. We started at seven A.M., and having marched two (2) miles,
Started again at one
halted to issue rations. P.M., and halted at eight P.M. Distance marched, eight (8) miles.
December 10.-We moved off this day at halfpast twelve P.M., marched steady on a splendid road, with the wagons, until we came to about five (5) miles of Savannah, where we halted at five P.M., and encamped for the night, after marching eleven (11) miles. This day we came up to the rebel intrenchments.
December 11.-At ten A.M., we left camp and moved off in the direction of the Savannah River, which we struck at two P.M. From this point we had a fine view of the rebel fortifications, about one (1) mile off. Left here at half-past four P.M., and moved on a road running at right angles about half a mile. We here relieved the Second brigade, and were posted in line, the Sixty-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry on our right, and the Twenty-ninth Ohio volunteer infantry on our left. Here we found a dike or drain for a rice plantation, which formed a very good rifle-work.
December 12.-At one A.M., we moved about one half-mile to the left, without knapsacks, and lay here until four A.M., in support of the Third brigade, which was to charge the enemy's works. The order being countermanded, we returned to our original position at a quarter-past four A. M. Remained here all day, without incident; heard occasional shots of artillery all night.
December 13.-Still in the same position; we to-day improved the breastworks, and putting camp in order; heavy firing on our right. No incident of note occurred to-day.
December 14.--The rebels opened their artillery fire on the skirmish-pits, which the Twenty-ninth Ohio volunteer infantry had constructed yesterday, early; a few shots went over our camp, but none doing any damage. Received official notice of the capture of Fort McAllister, by the Second division, Fifteenth army corps, thus allowing General Sherman to communicate with the fleet and army of General Foster.
December 15 and 16.-Still in the same position. The rebels shell our camp continually, but do no damage. No incident of note occurred during these days. December 17.--Still in the same position. Received our first mail to-day, since leaving Atlanta; nothing occurred beyond the regular routine of camp life. Heavy detail from the regiment tonight for fatigue duty, building lunettes calculated for some heavy pieces.
December 18.-Very hot weather, nothing of importance occurred. Do not think the enemy has seen the lunettes built last night, which accounts for their not shelling them.
December 19.-The enemy shelled our works vigorously to-night, killing and wounding several of the brigade; but none of the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry. Nothing of importance occurred.
December 20.-Still in the same position; the rebels were rather quiet until about four P.M., when they shelled our works, wounding some
more of the brigade. They continued shelling until one A.M. of
December 21, when we received notice that they were evacuating the city. To confirm this, we marched into the city at daylight, and the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania veteran volunteer infantry and Twenty-ninth Ohio volunteer infantry passed on to Fort Jackson, four (4) miles down the river; here we arrived at seven A.M. We entered the fort, and immediately flung our colors to the breeze. We found the enemy had retreated, leaving the fort on fire and one of the magazines blown up. We captured in the fort and vicinity forty-four (44) thirty-two pounders, two (2) ten (10) inch columbiads, twenty (20) eight (8) inch columbiads, two (2) rifled thirtytwo pounders, twelve (12) twenty-four pound howitzer, three (3) ten-inch mortars, one (1) eightinch mortar, three (3) three-inch rifled field-pieces, four (4) sixty-four pounders, all iron, and the following ammunition: four hundred ten-inch solid shot; five hundred and eighty-seven eight-inch solid shot; one hundred and forty-nine seveninch solid shot; two thousand two hundred and seventy-two six-inch solid shot; four hundred and eleven ten-inch steel shot; three hundred and twenty-five eight-inch steel shot; one hundred and twenty six-inch steel shot; fifteen eightinch grape; twenty seven-inch grape; thirteen six-inch grape; thirty-two eight-inch canister; forty-one seven-inch canister; sixty six-inch canister; forty-one seven-inch conical shell, fixed; thirty-two six-inch conical shell, fixed; fifty pounds powder, rifled muskets.
Of the ninety-one guns captured, fourteen (14) only were found to have been spiked and shotted, the gun-carriages were broken and temporarily disabled, and all the implements were broken and destroyed.
On the second day of September, we lay in line of works, built by us, a few days previous, along the Chattahoochee River, and remained until September fourth, when orders were received to strike tents, as the brigade was ordered to Atlanta.
We took up the line of march at half-past nine A.M., reaching the city at one P.M. Here we were put into line of works, built by the enemy, on the west side of the city, where we remained until November fifteenth.
We were, on account of the movement of the troops, obliged to change camp several times. We assisted in building the fortifications around the city.
November 9.-The enemy, with a strong force of cavalry and four (4) pieces of artillery, made an attack at seven A.M., on my immediate front, driving in the picket-line, advancing to within two hundred (200) yards of the main line. At the first firing, I immediately ordered one company across the railroad into the fort on my right, where they opened fire on the enemy, repulsing them almost instantly.
My skirmishers advanced immediately and took possession of the picket-line, finding two (2) killed, two (2) wounded, and one (1) prisoner of the enemy, inside of the picket-line. There was no loss, out of my regiment.
While encamped at Atlanta, Georgia, repeated orders were received to make preparations for a fifty days' campaign.
November 15.-We took up the line of march, moving principally in an eastern direction, nearly parallel with the Augusta and Atlanta Railroad, until where it crosses the Oconee River, from where we struck south toward Milledgeville, reaching it on the night of the twenty-second.
On the morning of the twenty-fourth, we again Thus has closed probably one of the most te- took up the line of march, moving principally dious and yet one of the most successful cam- south-east, until December eleventh, which paigns on record in the world, and is a striking brought us within four (4) miles of the city of example of what can be accomplished, when the Savannah, Georgia. Here the enemy was found soldiers of a country work with their general, in force and well fortified. On the evening of and he with them. We have been some thirty-this day we were placed in line, my right consix (36) days on the march, and travelled a distance of three hundred and twenty (320) miles. We are now holding the defences of our capture, but probably before long we may be on another move, and it is hoped that General Sherman and his army may be as successful as they have been in accomplishing the downfall of Savannah, Georgia, December twenty-first, 1864. Respectfully submitted,
JOHN FLYNN, Colonel Commanding.
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL CRAEG'S REPORT.
HEADQUARTERS ONE HUNDRED AND FORTYSEVENTH PENNSLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, December 26, 1864. Lieutenant A. H. W. Creigh, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General;
SIR: In compliance with circular, dated Headquarters First brigade, Second division, Twentieth army corps, December twenty-third, 1864, I have the honor to submit the following report: VOL. IX-Doc. 7
necting with the Fifth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, and my left with the Sixtieth regiment New-York volunteers, Third brigade, Second division, Twentieth army corps.
Here we put up a line of works, where we remained until the morning of twenty-first. The shelling of the enemy's lines was rather annoying, scattering in all directions through the camp. I had three (3) men wounded, two (2) of which have since died.
On the morning of the twenty-first, finding the enemy's works evacuated, we immediately followed up their retreat into the city of Savannah, Georgia.
In conclusion, I beg leave to thank the officers and men for their uniformity and willingness in discharging their duties. Our marches were long and tedious, marching over three hundred miles in twenty-six days.
Accompanying please find report of casualties.