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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Tuesday, February 21, 1865

Winnsboro, South Carolina We reached Winnsboro today and I found General Slocum, with the left wing, who had come by the way of Alston. I ordered the right wing eastward toward Cheraw, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, to cross the Catawba … Continue reading

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Monday, February 20, 1865

Columbia, South Carolina Having utterly ruined Columbia, the right wing began its march northward, toward Winnsboro, on the 20th. The command moved in good order to Muddy Springs. On our arrival at that point we found a scarcity of water … Continue reading

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Sunday, February 19, 1865

COLUMBIA, South Carolina We remain in Columbia, General Howard’s troops engaged in tearing up and destroying the railroad, back toward the Wateree. The Third and Fourth divisions of the Seventeenth Corp completed the destruction of the fifteen miles of the … Continue reading

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