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Chapter 45: The enemy Crosses Broad River on the 16th of February. General Beauregard orders the evacuation of Columbia. it is effected on the 17th. General Beauregard's arrival at Ridgeway. his despatches to the War Department. General Hampton's plan to oppose the advance of the enemy. General Beauregard goes to White Oak. his letter to General Lee. he Reaches Chesterville. his telegram to President Davis urging concentration. remarks upon General Badeau's interpretation ing Columbia. fall of Fort Fisher. General Bragg retreats to Goldsboroa. his tardy junction with General Johnston. wisdom of General Beauregard's plan Vindicated.> The enemy effected the crossing of Broad River during the night of the 16th of February. With our small force of infantry and a few light batteries, under General Stevenson, aggregating about three thousand men, and the cavalry, under Generals Wheeler and Butler, some four thousand men, commanded by General Hampton, we had end
is despatch to General Halleck, showing his Intent. Contradictions contained in his Hartford speech. General Hampton's advice not to burn the cotton in Columbia. General Beauregard of the same opinion. orders to that effect issued on the 16th of February. statement of Generals Beauregard, Hampton, and Butler. surrender of the City. how it was pillaged. Signal thrown up at 8 P. M. Outbreak of the fire. vain efforts by the citizens to arrest its progress. General Sherman's Connivance in South Carolina, by reason of old associates and friends made before the war, some of whom were known to be in Columbia, and to whom I extended, personally and officially, every possible assistance. The facts of the case are these: On the 16th of February, the day on which Lieutenant-General Hampton received official news of his promotion, and was regularly assigned to the command of all the cavalry operating around Columbia, he gave it as his opinion, in a conference with General Beauregard,
s of Springfield, August 10th; Lexington, September 21st; Belmont, November 7th. In 1862 the battle of Seven Pines, May 31st; Port Republic, June 8th; the seven days battles near Richmond, at the end of June; Cedar Run, July 19th; second Manassas, July 29th, 30th, 31st—in Virginia; followed by Boonsboroa and Sharpsburg, on the 14th and 17th of September. In the West there were fought the battle of Elkhorn, in Arkansas, March 5th; Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, Tennessee, on the 5th and 16th of February; and Shiloh, in North Mississippi, on the 6th and 7th of April. The Confederate States lost the harbor of Port Royal, South Carolina, November 7th, 1861; Norfolk, with its Navy Yard, May, 1862; and also Pensacola—these constituting the finest ports on the Southern coast. Of the cities, St. Louis and Louisville were lost in 1861; Nashville, in February, 1862; New Orleans, in April; Galveston, in May; Memphis, in June. Besides these, the Mississippi River was lost, and also the three S
Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 28th, 1865. Genl. B. Bragg, Rocky Point, near Wilmington, N. C.: As Fayetteville may be our future point of concentration, will you order all roads and bridges repaired forthwith to it from Warsaw, Smithfield, and Raleigh? G. T. Beauregard. Appendix to chapter XLVI. General Hampton's statement before United States Commissioner Brooks, in relation to the burning of Columbia. Being duly sworn, General Hampton said: On the night of the 16th of February he received a telegram from President Davis, announcing his promotion to the position of Lieutenant-General, and directing him to assume command of all the cavalry in South Carolina; General Beauregard was the Commander-in-chief. General Hampton's command consisted of Wheeler's corps of cavalry, and a division of cavalry under General M. C. Butler, amounting in all to about 4100 men, in and about Columbia, when Sherman advanced on the city with 75,000 men. The only attempt to check the