Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tuesday, February 28, 1865

Hanging, Rock, South Carolina General Jeff. C. Davis is crossing the Catawba River. Kilpatrick remains near Lancaster, skirmishing with Wheeler’s and Hampton’s cavalry, keeping up the delusion that we proposed to move on Charlotte and Salisbury. General Davis is taking … Continue reading

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Monday, February 27, 1865

Hanging Rock, South Carolina General Jeff. C. Davis finally got across the Catawba. The march on Cheraw is resumed. Howard Writes: I have just sent a cipher message as you desired. The Lynch is over its banks a mile wide … Continue reading

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Sunday, February 26, 1865

Ingraham’s House, Hanging Rock, South Carolina Two prisoners were brought to me: one a chaplain, the other a boy, son of Richard Bacon, of Charleston, whom I had known as a cadet at West Point. They were just from Charleston, … Continue reading

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Saturday, February 25, 1865

Hanging Rock, South Carolina The countryside is wet. Howard was to move tomorrow at 7 a.m. on Cheraw, concentrating at that point on the 1st of March. The Fifteenth Army Corps was to cross Lynch’s Creek but cannot on account … Continue reading

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Friday, February 24, 1865

Fifteen Miles South of Lancaster, South Carolina The Catawba River is swollen by rains and delays our progress. HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, One mile North of Warrenton’s, Fifteen South of Lancaster, February 24, 1865 Major-General … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 23, 1865

Rocky Mount Post-Office on the Catawba River, South Carolina The Twentieth Corps laid its pontoon-bridge and crossed over the Catawba River. Kilpatrick arrived in the midst of heavy rain, and was instructed to cross at once, by night, and to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 22, 1865

Rocky Mount, South Carolina I am with the Twentieth Corps, left wing of my army which reached Rocky Mount today. The right wing has turned eastward, toward Cheraw, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, to cross the Catawba River at Peay’s Ferry. … Continue reading

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