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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
owned with success. For that purpose Schofield sent the divisions of Ames and Cox across the river to Smithville, where they were joined by Moore's brigade, of Couch's division, just debarked. Marching northward, they enveloped Fort Anderson. Feb. 18. At the same time the gun-boats opened a heavy fire on that work, the monitor Montauk lying close to the fort, and others enfilading it. Perceiving the peril, the garrison fled that night, taking with them six guns and many valuable things, and.vements with Sherman, on the coast, were promptly and successfully executed. Let us now resume the consideration of Sherman's march through the Carolinas. We left Sherman and his army at the smoldering capital of South Carolina, on the 18th of February, See page 461. and Charleston in possession of the National troops. See page 464. There was no unnecessary tarrying at Columbia, for Sherman had fixed the time for reaching Goldsboroa. He spent the 18th and 19th February. in destroyi