on it, and the enemy's artillery from the other bank checked our advance.
It did not take over half an hour for their furious flames to consume it.
We now had Slocum near by. I exchanged greetings with him through a staff officer.
As a matter of fact, Slocum had not been far back from Columbia for three or four days, and hadSlocum had not been far back from Columbia for three or four days, and had delayed his approach for our coming.
Of course, the next thing we did was to work across the Broad.
We sent over one brigade-Colonel Stone's — in boats during the night, drove away the Confederate defenders from the other bank, made a good bridgehead, and commenced laying the bridge itself very early in the morning of February e was at Harrison's Crossroads.
From that point I turned to the right to cross the upper waters of the Catawba.
Sherman wrote from Winsboro:
After crossing, Slocum and the cavalry will have the road from Lancaster to Chesterfield, and you (Howard) from your ferry go straight for Cheraw, dipping a little south to get on the C