Report of Lieut. Col. John W. Hammond, Sixty-fifth Indiana Infantry, of operations November 22-30, 1864.

Nashville, TN after battle report:

No. 138.

Report of Lieut. Col. John W. Hammond, Sixty-fifth Indiana Infantry, of operations November 22-30, 1864.

Nashville, Tenn., December 6, 1864.
CAPT.: I have the honor to make the following report of operations of my regiment from the 22d of November, 1864, to the date of our arrival at Franklin, Tenn.:

The regiment was with the brigade all the time covered by this report. The only items worthy of special notice (if any are) are the following: On the 25th two companies (E and F), under Maj. Baker, were sent up Duck
River, on the north side, to reconnoiter the fords for five miles, which he did, and returned at 12.30 p.m., having found the fords impracticable and no enemy in sight of them. Company D was sent the same day to Rutherford’s Creek to construct a foot bridge, which was done, and the company left there on picket, and joined the command at Spring Hill on the night of the 29th of November. The march from Columbia to Franklin, twenty-two miles, from 8 p.m. to 4.30 a.m., with scarcely a halt, would be worthy of notice if the regiment had been separated from the brigade. The regiment arrived at Franklin, Tenn., November 30, 4.30  a.m., not having lost a single man, so far as known, by straggling or otherwise.

I was ordered to hold my regiment as a reserve to the First Brigade, guarding the ford at Columbia, on the 28th and 29th of November. There the regiment was under some shelling from the enemy’s batteries, but, with its usual happy fortune, sustained no loss. Beyond this, nothing occurred out of the usual routine until the battle of Franklin, a report of which is not desired.

Respectfully submitted.

Lieut.-Col., Cmdg. Regt.

Capt. C. D. RHODES,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-Gen., Second Brigade.

Source:  Official Records
[Series I. Vol. 45. Part I, Reports, Correspondence, Etc. Serial No. 93.]

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