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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)
ring the city and impressing men into the ranks and driving the negroes before them. As he had but nine men with him, he confined himself merely to sending to Mayor Macbeth the following peremptory demand for the surrender of the city: Headquarters United States Forces, Charleston, South Carolina, February 18, 1865. MayorMayor Charles Macbeth, Charleston: Mayor: In the name of the United States Government, I demand the surrender of the city of which you are the executive officer, Until further orders, all citizens will remain within their houses. I have the honor to be, Mayor, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. G. Bennett, ed this city. I have remained to enforce law and preserve order until you take such steps as you may think best. Very respectfully,Your obedient servant, 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 t