Browsing named entities in Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders.. You can also browse the collection for Goodwyn or search for Goodwyn in all documents.

Your search returned 2 results in 1 document section:

n the road to Winnsboroa in sight; of the column of the enemy, giving it the idea of a flank movement of cavalry. Sack and destruction of Columbia. Columbia was surrendered to the enemy in the morning of the 17th February, by the mayor, Mr. Goodwyn, who asked for the citizens the treatment accorded by the usages of civilized warfare. Sherman promised this. As night approached, perceiving that the mayor was exhausted by his labours of the day, he counselled him to retire to rest, saying were detailed for the institution. But a Catholic officer in Sherman's army visited the convent, warned the Lady Superiour of danger, and whispered to her, I must tell you, my sister, Columbia is a doomed city. A few moments later, while Mayor Goodwyn was conversing with a Federal soldier, three rockets were shot up by the enemy from the capitol square. As the soldier beheld these rockets, he cried out: Alas! alas! for your poor city! It is doomed. Those rockets are the signal. The to