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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 273 19 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 181 13 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 136 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 108 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 106 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 71 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 57 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 56 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 54 4 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 49 1 Browse Search
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ratification. Merely a soldier myself, and having no acquaintance with the statesmen or leaders of the South, I can not touch springs familiar to you. Were you to assume command, it would afford me the most unfeigned pleasure, and every energy would be exerted to help you to victory and the country to independence. Were you to decline, still your presence alone would be of inestimable advantage. The enemy are now at Nashville, about fifty thousand strong, advancing in this direction by Columbia. He has also forces, according to the report of General Bragg, landing at Pittsburg, from twenty-five to fifty thousand, and moving in the direction of Purdy. This army corps, moving to join Bragg, is about twenty thousand strong. Two brigades, Hindman's and Woods's, are, I suppose, at Corinth. One regiment of Hardee's division (Lieutenant-Colonel Patton commanding) is moving by cars to-day (March 20th), and Statham's brigade (Crittenden's division). The brigade will halt at Iuka, th
ral Johnston to attack promptly is evinced in the correspondence already introduced; it is further shown in his telegram of April 3d, as follows: To the President, Richmond. General Buell in motion, thirty thousand strong, rapidly from Columbia by Clifton to Savannah. Mitchell behind him, with ten thousand. Confederate forces forty thousand; ordered forward to offer battle near Pittsburg. Division from Bethel, main body from Corinth, reserve from Burnsville, converging to-morrow, nagg, and directed our troops to sleep on their arms in such positions in advance and rear as corps commanders should determine, hoping, from news received by a special dispatch, that delays had been encountered by General Buell in his march from Columbia, and that his main forces, therefore, could not reach the field of battle in time to save General Grant's shattered fugitives from capture or destruction on the following day. Such are the representations of those having the best means of in
and moved rapidly by the turnpike and railroad to Columbia. On the evening of November 27th our army took poneral Forrest crossed Duck River a few miles above Columbia, and in the morning of the 29th Stewart's and Cheaal Stephen D. Lee's corps confronting the enemy at Columbia. The cavalry and the two infantry corps moved in Spring Hill, to cut off that portion of the foe at Columbia. The movement having been discovered after Hood'st General S. D. Lee, left in front of the enemy at Columbia, was instructed to press him the moment he abandonvement, would retreat rapidly, as he had done from Columbia, and it is now known that a part of his troops and the junction with his main force until it reached Columbia. During the 17th the enemy's cavalry pressed boldssee, on the line of Duck River; after arriving at Columbia, however, he became convinced that the condition oeral Forrest with the main body of his cavalry, at Columbia, to cover the movements of the army. The retreat
our railroads, and thus interrupted our means of transportation, and reduced our people, our armies, and consequently their soldiers, who were our prisoners, all alike, to the most straitened condition for food. Our medicines for the sick were exhausted and, contrary to the usage of civilized nations, made contraband of war by our enemy. After causing these and other distressing events—of which Atlanta, where the women and children were driven into the fields and their houses burned, and Columbia, with its smoking and plundered ruins, were prominent examples—after every effort to excite our slaves to servile war—this government of the United States turned to the Northern people and, charging us with atrocious cruelties to their sons, who were our prisoners, appealed to them again and again to recruit the armies and take vengeance upon us by our abject subjugation or entire extermination. It was the last effort of the usurper to save himself. But there is another scene to be adde<
route of the enemy's advance evacuation of Columbia its surrender by the mayor burning the citygned to the command the enemy's advance from Columbia to Fayetteville, North Carolina foraging pars Beauregard and Hardee—the former at Columbia, South Carolina, and the latter at Charleston—could o of his columns reached the Congaree opposite Columbia. The bridge over that stream had been burned witnesses have testified that the burning of Columbia was the deliberate act of the Federal soldier uses the following language: The citizens of Columbia set fire to thousands of bales of cotton rollossibility to arrest the fire. I saw in your Columbia newspaper the printed order of General Wade Hy, emphatically, that any cotton was fired in Columbia by my order. I deny that the citizens set fiplea of not guilty in the case of the city of Columbia can not free him from the reprobation which oive hundred men of all arms. After leaving Columbia, the course of the Federal army through Winns[8 more...]<
of the Confederate army, could possibly be privy to acts of assassination, but I would not say as much for Jeff Davis, George Saunders, and men of that stripe. On this I have but two remarks to make: first, that I think there were few officers in the Confederate army who would have permitted such a slanderous imputation to be made by a public enemy against the chief executive of their government; second, that I could not value the good opinion of the man who, in regard to the burning of Columbia, made a false charge against General Wade Hampton, and, having left it to circulate freely for ten years, then in his published memoirs makes this disgraceful admission: In my official report of this conflagration, I distinctly charged it to General Wade Hampton, and confess I did so pointedly, to shake the faith of his people in him. . . . Memorandum, or basis of agreement, made this 18th day of April, A. D. 1865, near Durham Station, and in the State of North Carolina, by and betw
t of the house, they said, they were authorized to press forage for their large army. I told them that along the whole line of the march of Sherman's army, from Columbia to Cheraw, it had been ascertained that ladies had been robbed and personally insulted. I asked for a guard to protect the females. They said that there was noyears, was also among these books. I had left them as a legacy to the library of the Newbury College, and concluded to send them at once. They were detained in Columbia, and there the torch was applied, and all were burned. The stealing and burning of books appear to be one of the programmes on which the army acted. I had assisted in laying the foundation and dedicating the Lutheran Church at Columbia, and there, near its walls, had recently been laid the remains of one who was dearer to me than life itself. To set that brick church on fire from below was impossible. The building stood by itself on a square but little built up. One of Sherman's burn
Hampton, General, Wade, 79, 131, 270, 424, 426, 532, 534, 537, 538, 539, 540, 544, 547, 550, 582, 584-85. Letter to Reverdy Johnson concerning the burning of Columbia, S. C., 532-33. Hancock, General, 76, 77, 435, 439, 542, 545, 547, 550, 555, 639. John, 230. Handy, Judge A. H., 637. Hardee, General W. J., 29, 36, 37, 43, 4 Colonel Bradley T., 92, 424, 426, 446, 449. General Edward, 97, 434-35, 437, 438, 448. James, 630. Reverdv, 417. Letter from Hampton concerning burning of Columbia, S. C., 532. Johnston, Gen., Albert Sidney, 15, 16, 19, 29. 30, 31-32, 37-39, 40, 469. Extract from letter to Confederate Secretary of War, 31. Retreat to Nashvi-70. Order for evacuation of civilians, 476-78. March through Georgia, 483-84. Capture of Savannah, 484-85. March from Savannah north, 530-40. Burning of Columbia, S. C., 531-32. Conferences with J. E. Johnston on terms of surrender, 580-84, 587-88. Dr. Bachman's report of atrocities in South Carolina, 601-06. Shields, Gen