Monthly Archives: November 2014

Wednesday, November 30, 1864

Barton Station, Georgia We are taking easy marches of about 10 miles a day and thoroughly destroying the railroad. Today, the 17th Corps crossed the Ogeechee River and we camped in Burton. Tonight, the depot and other railway facilities were … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 29, 1864

On the March to Burton Station, Georgia with Blair’s Corp. HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, November 29, 1864. Major General O. O. HOWARD, Commanding Right Wing, Army of Georgia: The general commanding directs me to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Monday, November 28, 1864

Grange, Georgia Baird’s Division has crossed to Ogeechee River at Fenn’s Bridge and camped on the other side. I shifted to the Right Wing, and accompanied the Blair’s Seventeenth Corps from Tennille Station. General Howard, in person, is with the … Continue reading

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Sunday November 27, 1864

Sandersville, Georgia This morning, we fired artillery into the courthouse destroying its structure and set it to the torch. The fire spread to some nearby houses and my men aided in putting out the flames. I ordered General Slocum to … Continue reading

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Saturday, November 26, 1864

Sandersville, Georgia I am traveling with the Twentieth Corp and we reached Sandersville about the same time as the Fourteenth Corp. I was traveling with the head of the column. A brigade of rebel cavalry was deployed before the town, … Continue reading

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Friday, November 25,1864

On the Road East of Milledgeville Today, Kilpatrick led his cavalry out of Milledgeville in the direction of Waynesborough to harass Wheeler, cover our left flank and to threaten Augusta and force the enemy to keep the town garrisoned. He … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 24, 1864

Milledgeville, Georgia We left Milledgeville with railroads & depots destroyed to deny an army in our rear. We destroyed factories and some mills but left the state capital building standing. I accompanied the Twentieth Corps with General Slocum, which took … Continue reading

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