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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Extracts from the diary of Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Pressley, of the Twenty-Fifth South Carolina Volunteers. (search)
tore up the railroad near Goldsboroa, and burned the bridge across the river. It was ascertained at headquarters in Wilmington that they had then retired. An order was dispatched us directing our immediate return. We reached Wilmington at night and found our quarters occupied by a Georgia brigade. A part of the regiment spent the balance of the night in the cars and the rest bivouacked near by. I preferred the open air by the fire to occupying a cramped seat in the cars any longer. December 23d.—All the troops in and around the city were reviewed by Major-General Whiting to-day in a field about a mile and a half from Camp Cobb. There were ten regiments of infantry and two batteries of artillery on the review. The field was too small to extend the line of battle, and the infantry were formed in a line of regiments at close column by divisions doubled on the centre. A column was then formed of regiments in the same order, and thus passed in review. The contracted dimensions of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Beast Butler outlawed. (search)
war, with kindness and humanity, and be sent home on the usual parole, that they will in no manner aid or serve the United States in any capacity during the continuance of this war, unless duly exchanged. 3d. That all negro slaves captured in arms be at once delivered over to the executive authorities of the respective States to which they belong, to be dealt with according to the laws of said States. 4th. That the like orders be executed in all cases with respect to all commissioned officers of the United States when found serving in company with armed slaves in insurrection against the authorities of the different States of this Confederacy. In testimony whereof, I have signed these presents and caused the seal of the Confederate States of America to be affixed thereto, at the city of Richmond, on this 23d day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. (Signed) Jefferson Davis. By the President, J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State.