om South and North Carolina are unfavorable.
General Beauregard reports from Charlotte that four corps of the enemy are advancing on that place, tearing up the railroad, and that they will probably reach Charlotte . . . before he can concentrate his troops there.
He states General Sherman will doubtless . . . unite with Genera Davis, from South Carolina: Should enemy advance into North Carolina towards Charlotte and Salisbury, as is now almost certain, I earnestly urge a concentration in d.
Beauregard, meanwhile, and the rebel cavalry, had retreated upon Charlotte, in North Carolina, due north from Columbia; and on the 20th and 21st, Sherman followedt out again on its travels—this time to attempt a junction with Beauregard at Charlotte.
Having secured the passage of the Pedee, however, Sherman had but little ngaree; again from Columbia down to Knoxville and the Wateree, and up towards Charlotte as far as the Chester line. . . . At Columbia we destroyed immense arsenals a
iege of Corinth, 101; retreat from Corinth, 102; attack on Butler at Drury's Bluff, II. 253; in front of Bermuda Hundred, 344, 347, 348; at Petersburg, June, 1864, 363; Petersburg saved by, 374; in general command at West, III., 169; approves of Hood's advance into Tennessee, 203; summoned from the West to Georgia, 223: underestimates Sherman's force, 288; command extended to sea-coast, 291; proposition to crush national army and dictate peace, 397; superseded by Johnston, 397; retreat to Charlotte, 424.
Bell, Colonel, in command of brigade before Fort Fisher, III., 337-33; mortally wounded, 339.
Bell's ferry, destruction of national gunboat at, III., 242.
Belmont, battle of; 17-19; results, 20, 21.
Benham, General Henry W., builds pontoon bridge over the James, II., 375.
Bentonsville, battle of, III., 429-432.
Bermuda hundred, position of II., 248; capture of, 248; Butler retreats to, 254; Smith arrives at, 354; battles of June 16 and 17, 1864, 363, 367, 368; forti