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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Letter from General Hampton on the burning of Columbia. (search)
are. But in the meantime we put on record the following letter which General Wade Hampton addressed to Senator Reverdy, Johnson and which he read in the United States Senate at the time: Wold woods, Mississippi, April 21, 1866. To Hon. ReverdHon. Reverdy Johnson, United States Senate: Sir — A few days ago I saw in the published proceedings of Congress that a petition from Benjamin Kawles, of Columbia, South Carolina, asking compensation for the destruction of his house by the Federal army in Feb Senators, and especially on matters pertaining to private controversies between persons not members of the Senate. Mr. Johnson moved the reference of General.Hampton's letter to the Committee on Military Affairs, or he was willing to have it lietate to burn a city. He hoped the letter of Wade Hampton would not be received or considered at all by the Senate. Mr. Johnson then withdrew the letter of General Hampton. Times have changed since 1866. General Sherman, in his Memoirs publis