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Chapter 44: skirmishing at Cheraw and Fayetteville and the Battle of Averysboro Cheraw was pretty thoroughly defended with intrenchments and outworks; on my coming up with Mower's command ahead,Cheraw was pretty thoroughly defended with intrenchments and outworks; on my coming up with Mower's command ahead, I found him leading his division in his own indomitable style. The Confederate cavalry met us at Thompson's Creek, but being cavalry only, they quickly gave way to Mower's coming, but set the bridge
olumbia, a depot and several storehouses were already in flames when our men entered the city of Cheraw.
Quite a largq amount of war material came into our hands by capture.
By the newspapers which sensible disposition of them was made.
There were two sources of chagrin which annoyed me at Cheraw: one was that a detachment which I sent to Florence had not been sufficiently vigorous in its re which was about 500 feet broad, and as my bridge was already laid, the crossing of my command at Cheraw was soon completed.
We now hastened on toward Fayetteville.
Sherman, having news of accessions