9781609490157

Facing Sherman in South Carolina : March Through the Swamps

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    9781609490157

  • ISBN10:

    1609490150

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-12-31
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Major General William T. Sherman's march from Savannah, Georgia, to Columbia, South Carolina, was marked by a battle with an unrelenting enemy: the swamps of the Palmetto State. For more than two weeks, Sherman's veterans faced an unforgiving quagmire, coupled by daily skirmishes with gallant bands of outnumbered Confederates. Along the way, a ruined countryside and wrecked towns marked the path of an army unlike any "since the days of Julius Caesar." It would take an army as adept with the axe as they were with the rifle to tame the rivers, tributaries and swamps of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Join historian Chris Crabb as he traces the steps of Sherman's sixty-thousand-man army in its "amphibious march" from Beaufort to Columbia. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Will They Invade Us-Where Is Their Army?p. 7
You'd Better Get Out; We Are the Fifteenth Corpsp. 13
There Goes Your Old Gospel Shopp. 21
They Are South Carolinians, Not Americansp. 27
Here Began a Carnival of Destructionp. 35
Men Gasping in Deathp. 45
Yanks, You Better Leave This Countryp. 63
Build Them Strong, Cattersonp. 69
Those Fellows Are Trying to Stop Usp. 75
Nothing in South Carolina Was Held Sacredp. 81
A Hasty Visit to Mr. Simmsp. 87
The Plantations Now Looked Desolatep. 97
The Most Complete Rout I Have Ever Witnessedp. 103
Only Those Who Were There Could Tellp. 107
As If a Knife Was Cutting the Fleshp. 117
The Men of This Army Surprise Me Every Dayp. 123
A Conqueror through the Streets of Columbiap. 141
Forests Filled with Flames and Pitch-Black Smokep. 147
The Language Would Create Consternationp. 155
Conclusion: The Army Marched Triumphantly into Humiliated Columbiap. 161
Notesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 187
About the Authorp. 191
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