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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
em to the performance of every service required to crush the wicked rebellion. These captives had all been removed, no one then knew whither, and were suffering in other prisons with equal severity. The army now pushed vigorously on among swamps and sands, with the city of Savannah, where General Hardee was in command, as the chief objective. Howard, with the Fifteenth Corps (Osterhaus), moved down the southern side of the Ogeechee, with instructions to cross it near Eden Station, in Bryan County, while the Seventeenth (Blair) moved along the railway. Slocum, with the Twentieth (Williams), marched in the middle road, by way of Springfield, and the Fourteenth (Davis), along the Savannah River road. The latter was closely followed by Wheeler, but Kilpatrick and Baird gallantly covered the rear ,of the moving columns between the Ogeechee and Savannah rivers. While there was frequent skirmishing, and fallen trees and other obstructions were met everywhere, no enemy in force was see
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wereat, John -1798 (search)
Wereat, John -1798 Patriot; born about 1730; was an advocate of colonial rights; a member of the Provincial Congress in 1775; its speaker in 1776; and president of the executive council in 1779. He was president of the Georgia convention that ratified the Constitution of the United States; and did much to relieve the sufferings of the people west of Augusta in 1782. He died in Bryan county, Ga., in 1798.
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
when eight years of age accompanied his parents to Effingham county, Ga. He was there educated and prepared for college, but the advent of war diverted him from further study, and about December 1, 1860, he entered the Confederate service. He was at that time first lieutenant of a company organized in Effingham by Capt. P. H. Stanton, and desiring immediate active service, he resigned his commission before that company was mustered in, and enlisted as a private in a company organized in Bryan county, which became Company D of the Twenty-fifth Georgia regiment. This regiment was on coast duty at Fort Pulaski and Tybee islands, at Port Royal, at Charleston, and Sullivan's and James' islands, at Wilmington, N. C., on Masonboro sound, and protected the coast as far down as Brunswick, Ga. This subject became a corporal in 1861, was soon promoted to first sergeant and in 1863 was made second lieutenant. His regiment was part of the division led by Gen. W. H. T. Walker to Mississippi duri
the patriotic, conservative, and catholic feeling of the other. Mutually exasperated by incendiary disorganizing representations of hungry office-seekers, both sections find themselves in a fierce controversy, which they had no hand in bringing on. In Hancock county, Ga., a meeting adopted unanimously firm and conservative resolutions, denying that the mere election of Lincoln is sufficient cause for disunion, but declaring unfriendly legislation in many of the free States an outrage on the community and the Union demanding resistance. The majority of the counties have held meetings in favor of secession. Many favor it who were strongly conservative. Some favor retaliatory legislation — all favor the holding of a State Convention, and all oppose the coercion of the seceding States. A meeting in Bryan county declared that no Northern fisherman or hunter shall hereafter operate in their section, and that those at present hunting and fishing shall be notified to leave.
Killed by lightning. --The Savannah Republican, of Thursday, says: "Saturday, during a thunder storm, ten valuable negroes, belonging to Maj. Way, of Bryan co., Ga., who had taken refuge in a house, were struck and killed by lightning."