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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
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 106 2 Browse Search
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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
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field or elsewhere. The worst feature of the case was that, in doing so, he invariably counted upon—and almost always obtained—the full support of the Administration. The scarcity of iron just then was very great—so much so, that it became all but impossible to procure what was needed, not only for the construction of the boom across the main channel, but also for the anchors required to maintain it in position. At the suggestion of Governor Pickens, large granite blocks, collected at Columbia for the erection of the State House, were brought to Charleston, and used as substitutes for the anchors. See, in Appendix, General Jordan's letter to Captain Echols, ChiefEn-gineer. The expedient proved quite a success, for a time, but the stone anchors could not long withstand the force of the tide. General Beauregard now caused the following instructions to be given to his chief of ordnance: Headquarters, Department of S. C. And Ga., Charleston, S. C., October 1st, 1862. Ma<
eburg or Waynesboroa. Meet the army soon as possible in direction of either place, making first a demonstration towards Columbia, if practicable, to distract the enemy, now supposed marching from Nashville and Chattanooga. Send up river to Florencetermine, was to move as soon as possible from Florence into Middle Tennessee, towards Lawrenceburg, thence to Pulaski or Columbia, as circumstances might indicate. General Forrest, with his command, was ordered to form a junction with the Army of Tennessee, in the direction of Lawrenceburg or Waynesboroa, first, however, making a demonstration towards Columbia, to distract the enemy, then reported to be advancing towards Pulaski and Rogersville from Nashville and Chattanooga. Brigadier-Generampaign into Eastern Tennessee, which was destined not to be of long duration. On his approach the enemy retired from Columbia, where an abundance of supplies was found; and on the 30th our forces, having arrived in front of Franklin, made a vigor
Comdg. Trans-Miss. Dept.: General,—You are probably aware that the Army of Tennessee, under General J. B. Hood, has penetrated into Middle Tennessee as far as Columbia, and that the enemy is concentrating all his available forces, under General Thomas, to oppose him. It is even reliably reported that the forces, under General ral Sherman is a stumbling-block in the way of his later assertions, and conflicts with the statements he has seen fit to make since the war about the burning of Columbia. But we shall have occasion to discuss this subject hereafter. General Hardee's answer was clear, firm, to the point. It was written with moderation and digransportation, ammunition, and provisions for an active campaign. You must have depots of provisions and forage at several points in the interior of the State. Columbia would be a very suitable point; Florence also, if you expect to move in the direction of North Carolina. Augusta, Mayfield, and Milledgeville must be depots for
es, and hasten to form a junction in front of Columbia with the forces of General Beauregard, who wo there and from Virginia could be sent me at Columbia, with their transportation, I would defeat, aBranchville, would attempt to strike Augusta, Columbia, or Charleston. He was, no doubt, inclined tranchville. I shall leave here to-morrow for Columbia. Upon reaching Columbia, about noon on th forwarded the following telegram: Columbia, S. C., Feb. 11th, 1865. Lieut.-General Hardee, h Parish. A few hours after his arrival at Columbia, General Beauregard had a long interview withll move to form a junction with the troops at Columbia, or with the same at Chesterville, following ows: 1st. Via Manchester and Kingsville to Columbia or Manchester, Camden, and Brown's Ferry, on ville and Orangeburg, and in the direction of Columbia, to cut the line of retreat of the garrison ouble our force, is concentrated on one point, Columbia, of that circumference. Unless I can concent[28 more...]
General Beauregard orders the evacuation of Columbia. it is effected on the 17th. General Beaureth. Sherman's line of March after destroying Columbia. fall of Fort Fisher. General Bragg retreatn, to impede his progress. The evacuation of Columbia therefore became a necessity, and General Beaer chapter. General Beauregard rode out of Columbia, with his staff, at 10 A. M. on the 17th, takved at Ridgeway, about twenty-five miles from Columbia, on the night of the 17th, and remained thereced crossing of Saluda and Broad rivers above Columbia, city had to be evacuated this morning. My fe all I could to send everything forward from Columbia. See, in Appendix to preceding chapter, Geerspoon, A. C. S., for removal of stores from Columbia. I advise removal of all supplies, except twohad temporarily relieved General Hardee, that Columbia had been abandoned; that Hampton's cavalry wa of this end. After burning and destroying Columbia, as will be shown in the next chapter, Genera
his Memoirs, while speaking of the burning of Columbia: Many of the people think this fire was delibe command of all the cavalry operating around Columbia, he gave it as his opinion, in a conference wt them, had been piled in the wide streets of Columbia. The reason then given by General Hampton wato speak of hundreds of honorable citizens of Columbia, conspicuous among whom were Dr. Goodwyn, itsis Hartford speech said: Mr. Davis was not in Columbia during that fire, nor was General Hampton. Ihave it from the Rev. P. J. Shand, who was in Columbia at the time of its destruction, and saw and punconscious admission of General Sherman that Columbia was destroyed by the Federal troops is not co uses the following language: The citizens of Columbia set fire to thousands of bales of cotton roll it is not—General Sherman would have entered Columbia before the Confederate troops left it. We havy, emphatically, that any cotton was fired in Columbia by my order. I deny that the citizens set fi[24 more...]
in command—especially Colonel McMaster. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1872. To Genl. G. T. Beaurega3d. Genl. Beauregard: The enemy evacuated Columbia last night, and are retreating towards Nashvi in position in front of the enemy's works at Columbia. During the night, however, they evacuated tisions, and trains and artillery, moving from Columbia by the same road. The enemy made a feint of a, Feb. 5th, 1865. To Gov. W. J. Magrath, Columbia, S. C.: The crisis is again upon your State.layton, Major-Genl. Telegram. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Tdquarters, Military division of the West, Columbia, S. C., Feb. 17th, 1865. Col. G. W. Brent, A. A. when General Hampton was assigned to duty at Columbia, he called General Beauregard's attention to f what he said relative to the destruction of Columbia. Very respectfully, James L. Orr. G. Preston's letter to Dr. Trezevante. Columbia, Jan. 2d, 1873. Desr Sir,—I have your not[46 more...]<