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The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
eated. The first troops which reached Charleston was a detachment of nine men, under a Lieutenant-Colonel Bennett. They started in a boat, and having waved the "old flag" over Sumter, went on to the wharf. A letter says: On landing it was not deemed advisable by Colonel Bennett to advance into the city, as he was informed that a rebel brigade was still at the depot, taking the cars, and heir houses. I have the honor to be, Mayor, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. G. Bennett, Lieutenant-Colonel commanding United States forces, Charleston. To this demand, Colonel Bennett was subsequently handed, by a committee from the Mayor, consisting of Aldermen Gilland and Williams, a letter which he was about to dispatch to Morris island: To the Genera Charles Macbeth,Mayor. After a brief interview, in which the Aldermen informed Colonel Bennett that the city had been fired by the rebels in various places, and that the town was threat