Report of Capt. Samuel L. Demarest, Twenty-fifth Michigan Infantry, of operations December 15-16, 1864.
HDQRS. TWENTY-FIFTH MICHIGAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY,
Near Columbia, Tenn., December 22, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of this regiment on the 15th and 16th instant:
On the 15th instant the regiment marched out with the First Brigade, Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, and was identified with all the movements of the brigade on the right flank of the army. About 3 p.m. we supported a charge made by dismounted cavalry, in which 2 batteries of 4 guns each were captured, with a number of prisoners. Immediately after the regiment was engaged in another charge, where 3 pieces of artillery were captured. During this day 2 commissioned officers and 2 men were slightly wounded and 1 man severely wounded. During the night works were constructed; and on the 16th we supported a charge made by a portion of the Sixteenth Corps, a number of the Twenty-fifth Michigan taking active part in the charge, and being instrumental in taking prisoners.
The following is a list of casualties.*
S. L. DEMAREST,
Capt. T. C. HONNELL,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
* Nominal list (omitted) shows 2 officers and 3 men wounded.
SOURCE: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 45, Part 1 (Serial No. 93), p. 374-5