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The Civil War in Georgia
Operations in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
November 14-December 31, 1864
The March to the Sea.

Official Records Index to Volume XLIV, Chapter LVI, Serial No. 92

 

This index to the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion (American Civil War) covers the actions in Georgia. A detailed index is provided for each of the after action reports written by the officers with links to the reports. Volume XLIV only has one part and covers operations in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida from November 14 until December 31, 1864 including Sherman´s March to the Sea. In addition to the reports covering the actions in Georgia, this index also provides links to all of the other reports contained in Volume XLIV.

 

 

Title: The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
Series 1Volume XLIV;
Chapter:LVI - Operations in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. November 14-December 31, 1864.
         Sherman´s March to the Sea.
Author: United States. War Dept., John Sheldon Moody, Calvin Duvall Cowles, Frederick Caryton Ainsworth, Robert N. Scott, Henry Martyn Lazelle, George Breckenridge Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph William Kirkley
Published: Washington: Government Printing Office
Date: 1891

 

Report No. Title Page No.

 

Summary of Principal Events 1
1 Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, U.S. Army, commanded Military Division of the Mississippi. 6
2 Organization of the Union forces. 19
3 Itinerary of the Union forces, November 1 –– December 31. 25
4 Capt. Orlando M. Poe, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, chief engineer. 56
5 Capt. Thomas G. Bader, U.S. Army, Chief Ordnance Officer. 63
6 Col. Amos Beckwith, U.S. Army, Chief Commissaries of Subsistence. 65
7 Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, U.S. Army, commanding Army of the Tennessee. 65
8 Capt. James M. McClintock, U.S. Army, Acting Chief Signal Officer. 76
9 Lieut Col. David Remick, Chief Commissaries of Subsistence. 78
10 Asst. Surg. David L. Huntington, U.S. Army, Acting Medical Director. 79
11 Maj. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus, U.S. Army, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps. 81
12 Lieut. William H. Sherfy, U.S. Army, Signal Officer. 95
13 Brig. Gen. Charles R. Woods, U.S. Army, commanding First Division. 97
14 Col. Milo Smith, Twenty–Sixth Iowa Infantry, commanding First Brigade. 101
15 Col. Thomas Curley, Twenty–seventh Missouri Infantry, of operations May 1 –– December 21. 103
16 Lieut. Col. Dennis T. Kirby, Twenty–seven Missouri Infantry, of operations December 4. 104
17 Col. Robert F. Catterson, Ninety–seventh Indiana Infantry, commanding the Second Brigade, of operations November 22. 105
18 Maj. Asias Willison, One hundred and third Illinois Infantry. 106
19 Lieut. Col. Isaac N. Alexander, Forty–six Ohio Infantry, of operations November 22. 108
20 Maj. Edward N. Upton, Forty–six Ohio Infantry. 108
21 Brig. Gen. William D. Hazen, U.S. Army, commanding Second Division. 109
22 Col. Theodore Jones, Thirtieth Ohio Infantry, commanding First Brigade. 113
23 Col. James S. Martin, One hundred and eleventh Illinois Infantry, commanding Second Brigade. 114
24 Maj. William M. Maybry, One hundred and eleventh Illinois Infantry, of operations October 4, 18–– January 4, 1865. 115
25 Lieut. Col. George H. Scott, Eighty–third Indiana Infantry, of operations September 5, 1864 –– January 2, 1865. 116
26 Lieut. Col. Louis von Blessingh, Thirty–seven Ohio Infantry, of operations November 13, 1864 –– January 2, 1865. 117
27 Col. Augustus C. Parry, Forty–seventh Ohio Infantry, of operations November 15, 1864 –– January 2, 1865 118
28 Maj. George F. Kili, Fifty–fourth Ohio Infantry. 118
29 Col. John M. Oliver, Fifteenth Michigan Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. 119
30 Brig. Gen. John E. Smith, U.S. Army, commanding Third Division. 123
31 Brig. Gen. John M. Corse, U.S. Army, commanding Fourth Division. 125
32 Brig. Gen. Elliott W. Rice, U.S. Army, commanding First Brigade. 128
33 Lieut. Col. Jerome D. Davis, Fifty–second Illinois Infantry. 130
34 Lieut. Col. Roger Martin, Sixty–sixth Indiana Infantry. 132
35 Col. Noel B. Howard, Second Iowa Infantry. 133
36 Lieut. Col. James C. Parrott, Seventy–seventh Iowa Infantry. 135
37 Col. Robert N. Adams, Eighty–first Ohio Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, of operations October 5 –– December 21. 138
38 Maj. Wheelock S. Merriman, Twelve Illinois Infantry. 140
39 Capt. William S. Boyd, Sixty–sixth Illinois Infantry. 141
40 Maj. William C. Henry, Eighty–first Ohio Infantry, of operations October 5 –– December 21. 142
41 Lieut. Col. Frederick J. Hurlbut, Fifty–seventh Illinois Infantry commanding Third Brigade 144
42 Lieut. Col. Hector Perrin, Seventh Illinois Infantry. 146
43 Maj. Gen. Frank P. Blair, Jr, U.S. Army, commanding Seventeen Army Corps. 147
44 Maj. Gen. Joseph A. Mower, U.S. Army, commanding First Division. 149
45 Brig. Gen. Mortimer D. Leggett, U.S. Army, commanding Third Division. 152
46 Brig. Gen. Manning F. Force, U.S. Army, commanding First Brigade, of operations December 2. 153
47 Brig. Gen. Giles A. Smith, U.S. Army, commanding Fourth Division. 154
48 Capt. Henry Duncan, Fifty–third Indiana Infantry, First Brigade. 155
49 Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum, U.S. Army, commanding Left Wing, of operations September 29 –– December 21. 156
50 Col. George P. Buell, Fifty–eight Indiana Infantry commanding Pontoniers. 160
51 Lieut. Col. Joseph Moore, Fifty–eight Indiana Infantry, commanding section of Pontoon Train. 162
52 Bvt. Maj. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, U.S. Army, commanding Fourteenth Army Corps. 163
53 Brig. Gen. William P. Carlin, U.S. Army, commanding First Division. 168
54 Col. Harrison C. Hobart, Twenty–first Wisconsin Infantry, commanding First Brigade. 169
55 Maj. John H. Widmere, One hundred and fourth Illinois Infantry, of operations September 7 –– December 21. 170
56 Lieut. Col. Cyrus E. Bryant, Eighty–eighth Indiana Infantry. 171
57 Lieut. Col. Joseph H. Brigham, Sixty–ninth Ohio Infantry, commanding Second Brigade. 174
58 Lieut. Col. David Miles, Seventy–ninth Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding third brigade. 174
59 Capt. James H. Low, Thirty–eighth Indiana Infantry. 175
60 Lieut. Col. Arnold McMahan, Twenty–first Ohio Infantry, of operations September 3 –– December 21. 176
61 Maj. Robert P. Findley, Seventy–fourth Ohio Infantry. 177
62 Maj. Michael H. Locker, Seventy ninth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations October 3 –– December 21. 178
63 Brig. Gen. James D. Morgan, US Army, commanding Second Division. 180
64 Journal of Second Division. 182
65 Col. Robert F. Smith, Sixteenth Illinois Infantry, commanding First Brigade. 185
66 Capt. Eben White, Sixteenth Illinois Infantry. 186
67 Maj. James H. McDonald, Sixtieth Illinois Infantry. 187
68 Capt. Charles H. Richman, Tenth Michigan Infantry. 187
69 Lieut. Col. Joel O. Martin, Seventeenth New York Infantry. 189
70 Lieut. Col. John S. Pearce, Ninety–eighth Ohio Infantry, commanding Second Brigade. 190
71 Lieut. Col. Maritz R. Vernon, Seventy–eighth Illinois Infantry. 194
72 Capt. James R. McLauchlin, Ninety–eighth Ohio Infantry. 195
73 Lieut. Col. James W. Langley, One hundred and twenty–fifth Illinois Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. 196
74 Lieut. Col. Charles W. Clancy, Fifty–second Ohio Infantry. 201
75 Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird, U.S. Army, commanding Third Division. 203
76 Lieut. Joseph R. Channel, Battery C., First Illinois Light Artillery. 205
77 Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams, U.S. Army, commanding Twentieth Army Corps. 206
78 Brig. Gen. Nathaniel J. Jackson, U.S. Army, commanding First Division. 216
79 Surgeon Henry Z. Gill, US Army, Surgeon–in–Chief. 221
80 Col. James L. Selfridge, Forty–sixth Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding First Brigade. 223
81 Lieut. Col. Henry W. Daboll, Fifth Connecticut Infantry, of operations October 21 –– December 23. 227
82 Lieut. Col. James C. Rogers, One hundred and twenty–third New York Infantry, of operations October 21 –– December 24. 228
83 Capt. William Merrell, One hundred and Forty–first New York Infantry. 230
84 Maj. Patrick Griffith, Forty–sixth Pennsylvania Infantry. 231
85 Col. Ezra A. Carman, Thirteenth New Jersey Infantry, commanding Second Brigade. 233
86 Col. William Cogswell, Second Massachusetts Infantry. 239
87 Maj. Frederick H. Harris, Thirteenth New Jersey Infantry. 240
88 Lieut. Col. Allen N. Sill, One hundred and seventh New York Infantry, of operations September 2 –– December 23. 242
89 Maj. Alford B. Smith, One hundred and fiftieth New York Infantry. 245
90 Col. William Hawley, Third Wisconsin Infantry. 248
91 Col. James S. Robinson, Eighty–second Ohio Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. 252
92 Maj. Ferdinand H. Rolshausen, Eighty–second Illinois Infantry, of operations September 4 –– December 23. 260
93 Lieut. Col. John B. Le Sage, One hundred and first Illinois Infantry, operations September 2 –– December 23. 261
94 Lieut. Col. Hezekiah Watkins, One hundred and forty–third New York Infantry. 264
95 Capt. John Garrett, Sixty–first Ohio Infantry, of operations September 4 – December 22. 264
96 Lieut. Col. David Thomas, Eighty–second Ohio Infantry. 265
97 Col. Francis H. West, Thirty–first Wisconsin Infantry. 267
98 Brig. Gen. John W. Geary, U.S. Army, commanding Second Division. 269
99 Col. Ario Pardee, jr., One hundred and forty–seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding First Brigade. 283
100 Lieut. Col. Robert Kirkup, Fifth Ohio Infantry. 286
101 Maj. Myron T. Wright, Twenty–ninth Ohio Infantry, of operations November 15 –– December 19. 287
102 Capt. Jonas Schoonover, Twenty–ninth Ohio Infantry, of operations December 20 –– 24. 289
103 Lieut. Col. Eugene Powell, Sixty–sixth Ohio Infantry, of operations September 4 –– December 21. 290
104 Col. John Flynn, Twenty–eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations September 2 –– December 21. 290
105 Lieut. Col. John Craig, One hundred and forty–seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations September 2 –– December 21. 294
106 Col. Patrick H. Jones, One hundred and fifty–fourth New York Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, of operations September 18 –– December 21. 295
107 Col. George W. Mindil, Thirty–third New Jersey Infantry, of operations September 2 –– December 21. 297
108 Col. John T. Lockman, One hundred and nineteen New York Infantry, of operations September 1 –– December 21. 299
109 Maj. William H. Hoyt, One hundred and thirty–fourth New York Infantry of operations September 2 –– December 21. 301
110 Maj. Lewis D. Warner, One hundred and fifty–fourth New York Infantry. 302
111 Lieut. Col. Charles C. Cresson, Seventy–third Pennsylvania Infantry. 304
112 Capt. Walter G. Dunn, One hundred and ninth Pennsylvania Infantry. 304
113 Col. Henry A. Barnum, One hundred and forty ninth New York Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. 305
114 Maj. Thomas Elliott, Sixtieth New York Infantry. 311
115 Lieut. Col. Harvey S. Chatfield, One hundred and second New York Infantry. 312
116 Lieut. Col. Koert S. Van Voorhis, One hundred and thirty–seventh New York Infantry. 316
117 Maj. Nicholas Grumback, One hundred and forty–ninth New York Infantry. 319
118 Lieut. Col. Samuel M. Zulich, Twenty–ninth Pennsylvania Infantry. 322
119 Lieut. Col. Thomas M. Walker, One hundred and eleventh Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations September 3 –– December 21 324
120 Brig. Gen. William T. Ward, U.S. Army, commanding Third Division. 326
121 Col. Franklin C. Smith, One hundred and second Illinois Infantry, commanding First Brigade, of operations September 23 –– December 21. 329
122 Maj. Highland H. Clay, One hundred and second Illinois Infantry. 330
123 Maj. Henry D. Brown, One hundred and fifth Illinois Infantry. 331
124 Col. Henry Case, One hundred and twenty–ninth Illinois Infantry. 332
125 Lieut. Col. Samuel Merrill, Seventieth Indiana Infantry. 333
126 Col. Daniel Dustin, One hundred and fifth Illinois Infantry, commanding Second Brigade. 334
127 Lieut. Col. James E. Burton, Thirty–third Indiana Infantry. 339
128 Lieut. Col. Alexander B. Crane, Eighty–fifth Indiana Infantry. 341
129 Lieut. Col. John J. Baker, Nineteen Michigan Infantry, of operations September 4 –– December 21. 343
130 Lieut. Col. Edward Bloodgood, Twenty–second Wisconsin Infantry. 344
131 Col. Samuel Ross, Twentieth Connecticut Infantry, commanding Third Brigade. 347
132 Lieut. Col. Philo B. Buckingham, Twentieth Connecticut Infantry. 348
133 Lieut. Col. Elisha Doane, Twenty–third Massachusetts Infantry, of operations September 5 –– December 21. 349
134 Lieut. Col. Lester B. Faulkner, One hundred and thirty–sixth New York Infantry. 350
135 Lieut. Col. Edwin H. Powers, Fifty–fifth Ohio Infantry. 351
136 Lieut. Col. Samuel H. Hurst, Seventy–third Ohio Infantry, of operations September 2 –– December 21. 352
137 Lieut. Col. Frederick C. Winkler, Twenty–sixth Wisconsin Infantry, of operations September 4 –– December 21. 352
138 Maj. John A. Reynolds, First New York Light Artillery, commanding Artillery Brigade, of operations September 2 –– December 21. 353
139 Capt. Charles E. Winegar, Battery I, First New York Light Artillery, of operations September 2 –– December 21. 356
140 Lieut. Edward P. Newkirk, Battery M., First New York Light Artillery, of operations September 2 –– December 21. 358
141 Lieut. Jerome B. Stephens, Battery C. First Ohio Light Artillery, of operations September 2 –– December 24. 359
142 Capt. Thomas S. Sloan, Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, of operations September 2 –– December 26. 360
143 Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Army, commanding Third Calvary Division. 361
144 Col. Eli H. Murray, Third Kentucky Calvary, commanding First Brigade. 368
145 Lieut. Col. Fielder A. Jones, Eight Indiana Calvary. 374
146 Capts. Joseph T. Forman and Robert M. Gilmore, Second Kentucky Calvary. 376
147 Lieut. Col. Robert H. King, Third Kentucky Calvary. 379
148 Col. Oliver L. Baldwin, Fifth Kentucky Calvary. 381
149 Col. Thomas J. Jordan, Ninth Pennsylvania Calvary. 386
150 Col. Smith D. Atkins, Ninety–second Illinois Mounted Infantry, commanding Second Brigade. 389
151 Lieut. Col. Matthew Van Buskirk, Ninety–second Illinois Mounted Infantry. 394
152 Col. George S. Acker, Ninth Michigan Calvary. 396
153 Lieut. Col. Thomas T. Heath, First Ohio Calvary. 398
154 Col. William D. Hamilton, Ninth Ohio Calvary. 400
155 Lieut. Col. Thomas W. Sanderson, Tenth Ohio Calvary. 403
156 Capt. Yates V. Beebe, Tenth Wisconsin Battery. 495
157 Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, C. S. Army, commanding Calvary Corps. 406
158 Maj. Gen. Gustavus W. Smith, C .S. Army, commanding First Division, Georgia Militia, of operations October 12 –– November 30, including engagement at Honey Hill S. C. 413
     
  Noverber 16–17 — Expedition from Barrancas to Pine Barren Bridge Fla.  
     
Lieut. Col. Andrew B. Spurling, Second Maine Cavalry, commanding expedition. 418
     
  November 30, 1864 — Engagement at Honey Hill, near Grahamville, S. C.  
     
1 Maj. Gen. John G. Foster, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the South, including operations November 28–December 7. 420
2 Maj. Gen. John P. Hatch, U. S. Army, commanding Coast Division. 421
3 Brig. Gen. Edward E. Potier, U. S. Army,, commanding First Brigade. 425
4 Col. William Gurney, One hundred and twenty–seventh New York Infantry. 427
5 Lieut. Col. Nathaniel Haughton, Twenty–seventh New York Infantry. 429
6 Lieut. Col. Alfred S. Hartwell, Fifty–fifth Massachusetts Infantry, commanding Second Brigade 430
7 Col. Henry L. Chipman, One hundred and second U. S. Colored Troops, commanding Second Brigade 432
8 Lieut. Col. William Ames, Third Rhode Island Artillery, commanding Artillery Brigade. 434
9 Commander George H. Preble, U. S. Navy, commanding Marine Brigade 436
     
  December 6–9, 1864 — Demonstrations against the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, S. C.  
     
1 Lieut. Col. Stewart L. Woodford, One hundred and twenty–seventh New York Infantry. 438
2 Maj. Gen. Samuel Jones, C. S. Army, commanding District of South Carolina, including operations December 5–31. 442
3 Brig. Gen. Beverly H. Robertson, C. S. Army. 446
4 Col. Aaron C. Edwards, Forty–seventh Georgia Infantry. 447
     
  December 13–19 — Expedition from Barrancas, Fla to Pollard, Ala, and Skirmishes  
     
1 Brig. Gen. Thomas J. McKean, U. S. Army, commanding District of West Florida. 449
2 General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army. 449
     
  December 20, 1864 — Skirmish near the Pocotaligo Road, S. C.  
     
1 Col. Edward N. Hallowell, Fifty–fourth Massachusetts Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Coast Division. 450
2 Lieut. Col. Towbridge, Thirty–third U. S. Colored Troops. 450
     
  Correspondence, Orders, and Returns relating to operation in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, from November 14 to December 31, 1864  
     
Correspondence, Orders, and Returns relating to operation in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, from November 14 to December 31, 1864 451
Alternate Designations of Organization Mentioned in this Volume 1015
Index 1025

 

Official Records Index to Volume XLIV, Chapter LVI, Sherman´s March to the Sea.

 


 

 
Title: The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
Series 1Volume XLIV; Part 1, Reports Etc. Page 2-6, 418, 420, 438, 449, 450
Chapter:LVI - Operations in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. November 14-December 31, 1864
Author: United States. War Dept., John Sheldon Moody, Calvin Duvall Cowles, Frederick Caryton Ainsworth, Robert N. Scott, Henry Martyn Lazelle, George Breckenridge Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph William Kirkley
Published: Washington: Government Printing Office
Date: 1893

 

 

 


 

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