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February 25th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
ng of 22d inst. I have ordered him and Stewart here via Unionville and Chesterville, where I may stop them temporarily. Enemy's movement would seem to indicate Cheraw and Fayetteville as their present objective point. General Taylor reports from Meridian, Miss., on 15th, twenty-five (25) transports, loaded with troops, accompanied by General Thomas, reached Vicksburg on the 13th inst. G. T. Beauregard. General J. E. Johnston's Address to his Troops. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 25th, 1865. General orders no. 1: In obedience to the orders of the General-in-chief, the undersigned assumes command of the Army of Tennessee and all troops in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He takes this position with strong hope, because he will have, in council and in the field, the aid of the high talents and skill of the distinguished general whom he succeeds. He exhorts all absent soldiers of the Army of Tennessee to rejoin their regiments and again confron
February 24th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
ance, Governor of North Carolina. Headquarters, Military division of the West, in field, Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 24th, 1865. General,—General Beauregard directs that you order the headquarters' staff of the Army of Tennessee to report t your obedient servant, Jno. M. Otey, A. A. G. Major-Genl. D. H. Hill. Executive Department, Macon, Ga., Feb. 24th, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: The great necessity for the services of the militia of this State for a time in the agrduct upon the battlefield. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Jos. E. Brown. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 24th, 1865. Genl. R. E. Lee, Petersburg, Va.: Telegram 22d inst. duly received. March of Hardee's troops on this place froe order to be immediately countermanded by General Bragg and myself. G. T. Beauregard. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 24th, 1865. Genl. R. E. Lee, Petersburg, Va.: General Hampton reports from Chesterville yesterday evening no enemy nearer t
December 28th, 1872 AD (search for this): chapter 26
May 2d, 1866. The above statement of General Wade Hampton, relative to the orders issued by me at Columbia, S. C., not to burn cotton in that city, is perfectly true and correct. The only thing on fire at the time of the evacuation was the depot building of the South Carolina Railroad, which caught fire accidentally from the explosion of some ammunition ordered to be sent towards Charlotte, N. C. G. T. Beauregard. Governor Orr's letter to General Hampton. Washington, Dec. 28th, 1872. Dear Sir,—I have received your letter inquiring as to my recollection of a conversation that occurred in the Executive Office in Columbia, in 1867, between yourself and General Howard, of the United States Army, as to the burning of Columbia. I do not remember all that was said; but General Howard said, in substance, that the city was burned by the United States troops; that he saw them fire many houses, and that he tried to arrest the conflagration; and that he regretted the des
February 27th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
with their colors, that the confidence in their discipline and valor which he has publicly expressed is undiminished. J. E. Johnston, Genl. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 26th, 1865:7.30 A. M. Genl. Braxton Bragg, Rocky Fish Creek, near Wilmington, N. C.: Should enemy move as supposed the plan proposed is the best, if concentration can be made in time, especially before Sherman and Schofield could unite. Johnston now commands here. G. T. Beauregard. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 27th, 1865. Genl. R. E. Lee, Petersburg, Va.: General Johnston assumed command day before yesterday (25th). Enemy's position still about same, on Lancaster and Camden road, made almost impassable by heavy rains. G. T. Beauregard. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 28th, 1865. Genl. B. Bragg, Rocky Point, near Wilmington, N. C.: As Fayetteville may be our future point of concentration, will you order all roads and bridges repaired forthwith to it from Warsaw, Smithfield, and Raleigh? G. T.
February 26th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
ir. * * * Q. But the police force was from Woods's division of the 15th Corps, save such stragglers as may have strayed in from other commands? A. Yes, sir; all the troops in Columbia were from the 15th Corps, save such stragglers as may have strayed in from other commands. * * * Jas. O. Clephane, United States Commissioner. Appendix to chapter XLVII. General Beauregard's instructions to General Hardee. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 26th, 1865. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Cheraw, S. C.: General,—The enemy at last accounts having been at Rocky Mount and Peay's Ferry, on the Catawba River, and it being still undetermined whether he will move thence on this place or upon Fayetteville, N. C., via Cheraw, you will please concentrate your forces as rapidly as possible at the latter place, and there hold them in readiness to move at a moment's notice, either on this point, as already instructed, or to oppose his advance as long a
March 1st, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
the Santee River or towards Manchester, or even to Camden, as may become most judicious, in view of known movements of the enemy. In case of a retrograde movement before the enemy, you will please remove or destroy all supplies of every kind liable to fall into his hands, in which connection I enclose General Orders No. 4, A. and I. G. Office. Respectfully, General, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Charlotte, N. C., March 1st, 1865. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Cheraw, S. C.: General,—Your letter of the 27th ult. has been received. My letter of the 26th covers all the points submitted by you. The enemy moving to the eastward, your forces will no longer be required here; you will therefore act as already instructed. It is of the utmost importance that he should not get any of the surplus stores and supplies at Cheraw; they should be destroyed, as well as the rolling-stock of those railroads, sooner than fall in
February 12th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
Hardee, Charleston, etc.: I have just arrived here. Will join you as soon as practicable. Meanwhile I advise concentration from the Combahee on the Edisto line. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 11th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Do you direct that the agreement made on the 2d inst. be carried into effect immediately? Please answer at once. W. J. Hardee, Lieut.-Genl. Yes—undoubtedly. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 12th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: General Wright has been withdrawn from Ashepoo across Edisto, and enemy having crossed North Edisto near Orangeburg, McLaws is retiring from Branchville to the Four-hole swamp. Sixteen transports appeared in Bull's Bay to-day. W. J. Hardee, Lieut.-Genl. Telegram. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Scouts report enemy camped on State road, 15th Corps in front, 20th next, 10th next, think 14th in rear. Prisoner from Kilpatrick's w
February 14th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
ed in Bull's Bay to-day. W. J. Hardee, Lieut.-Genl. Telegram. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Scouts report enemy camped on State road, 15th Corps in front, 20th are marching on Columbia. Wade Hampton, Major-Genl. Telegram. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Enemy demonstrating at Thewitz ferry; think they will cross there. s. All quiet in front. Wade Hampton, Major-Genl. Telegram. Kingsville, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: The enemy appeared in force at the railroad bridge at 12 M., to-day;a. All quiet to-night. H. D. Clayton, Major-Genl. Telegram. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: The enemy have driven Clayton across the railroad bridge, and it hasor-Genl. Telegram. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865. Major-Genl, Cheatham, Comdg. Corps, Augusta, Ga.: General Beauregard directs you to ha
February 15th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
usta, Ga.: General Beauregard directs you to hasten your movement on Columbia. Jno. M. Otey, A. A. G. N. B.—Same was sent to Lieutenant-General A. W. Stewart. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Columbia, S. C., Feb. 15th, 1865. Major R. Rhett, A. Q. M.: General Beauregard wishes every effort made to remove all quartermaster stores from this place to some point on the Charlotte Railroad, beyond Chesterville. Jno. M. Otey, A. A. G. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Columbia, S. C., Feb. 15th, 1865. Capt. J. D. Witherspoon, A. C. S.: Captain,—General Beauregard directs that all the subsistence stores, except fifty thousand (50,000) rations, be sent from the city in the direction of Chesterville and Charlotte, N. C. Jno. M. Otey, A. A. G. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 16th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Your telegram from Columbia received. On receipt of your despatch yesterday from Florence preparations been a
February 10th, 1865 AD (search for this): chapter 26
. One monitor in Stono. The enemy have kept up a constant fire to-day, but not on city. W. J. Hardee, Lieut.-Genl. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 10th, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: General Hardee is very anxious for you to come here, if only for one day, as you did in Savannah. It would be a great relief to him. He desires me so to inform you. A. R. Chisolm, A. D. C. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 10th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: I feel sure your presence here, if possible, would do great service at this juncture. Thomas Jordan. Telegram. Columbia, S. C., Feb. 10th, 1865. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, CharlFeb. 10th, 1865. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Charleston, etc.: I have just arrived here. Will join you as soon as practicable. Meanwhile I advise concentration from the Combahee on the Edisto line. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 11th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Do you direct that the agreement made on the 2d inst. be carried into effect imm