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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
eral Sherman's consent to go farther after striking the railway at Lovejoy's, and sweeping southward, capture, Macon, the capital of Georgia, and pushing on to Andersonville, release the thousands of Union prisoners then suffering horribly there. He had gone but a short distance, when he cut loose from Garrard's cavalry, and, in dtoutly by Confederate cavalry, under General Iverson, that he not only abandoned all thoughts of capturing Macon, or becoming the liberator of the prisoners at Andersonville, but he turned hastily back, impelled by the urgent business of trying to escape. In so doing, he weakened his force by dividing it, and instructing the threen and forty-five years of age were left. Then, with low cunning, he tried to give an excuse for the detention of their friends as captives, and the horrors of Andersonville, the wailings from which might almost have reached his ears, by pretending that it was the fault of the United States Government that prisoners were not exchan
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
said, after speaking of the barbarities at Andersonville: The testimony is as clear as the noonday iced upon the Union prisoners at Richmond, Andersonville, Danville, Salisbury, Millen, Charleston, written by Ambrose Spencer (who lived near Andersonville, and was personally acquainted with the meproceeding there), entitled A Narrative of Andersonville. From the beginning of the war, the chas most trusted and efficient lieutenant at Andersonville. His coadjutor in the work of destroying hey pleased. Report of an Expedition to Andersonville, by Miss Clara Barton, for the purpose of elated by Mr. Spencer, in his Narrative of Andersonville. He says a humane physician of Americus, iA little party soon afterward proceeded to Andersonville with supplies, and a permit was asked of tAtwater, of Connecticut, was a prisoner at Andersonville, and, in June, 1864, was detailed as clerkh, after about 12,000 Union prisoners from Andersonville and elsewhere. They were brought to Annap[4 more...]
n Charleston harbor,1.118; warning letters of, 1.119, 125, 127; raises the United States flag on Fort Sumter, 1.130; his action in relation to the Star of the West, 1.156, 159; refuses the demand of Gov. Pickens for the surrender of Fort Sumter, 1.160; his letter declaring his inability to hold Fort Sumter, 1.306; details of his defense and surrender of Fort Sumter, 1.310-1.334; movements ordered by in Kentucky, 2.77. Anderson, Mrs., her journey to and from Fort Sumter, i, 132-135. Andersonville, cruelties inflicted on Union prisoners at, 3.599. Andrews, J. J., secret expedition of against the Chattanooga and Atlantic railway, 2.300. Annapolis, Gen. Butler's operations at, 1.435; march of New York and Massachusetts troops from toward Washington, 1.439. Annapolis Junction, Gen. Butler at, 1.439. Antietam, battle of, 2.476. Appomattox Court-House, Lee's surrender at, 3.558. Arkansas, a majority of the people of averse to secession, 1.201; how the ordinance of sec