Pursuit to Appomattox: The Last Battles
Time-Life Civil War Series 25 of 27
A gripping, comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps. Fully researched, superbly written.
In the flank of the Massachusetts men If Three hundred infantrymen, a select force from Major General John B. Gordon's corps, pour through openings cut by axmen in the barriers Stedman. "Although it required but a few minutes to reach the Union works," Gordon wrote, "those minutes were to me like hours of suspense and breathless anxiety." were captured, but others fought from their traverses and communication trenches. The Federals managed form The 29th's color sergeant, Conrad.
Need bring with it only "hard-tack, coffee, salt, pepper and sugar." 59 Strong winds sweep streamers of flame and debris across the night sky above reveling Federals in Columbia, South Carolina, on February 17, 1865. Columbia's Mayor, Thomas J. Goodwyn (above), had met that morning with Sherman and received assurance that the citizens and their property would not be harmed a promise that was not kept. — According to Sergeant Theodore F. Upson of the 100th Indiana, one reehng soldier attired.
Women, fire distribute food to the protect the helpless. One to the appeal of a frantic said her bedridden officer needy and responded young woman who mother could not flee the approaching flames. Entering the house, he found the invalid Lee. The officer to be the wife of Robert E. posted guards at the house and made an ambulance available to evacuate Mrs. Lee Still, Major General Godfrey Weitzel, whose XXV Corps in the lines north of the James River had sat out the.
Respect differs from that of the Army of North- ern Virginia on the following terms, to wit: "Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duphcate, one copy to be given officer designated by me, the other to an to be re- tained by such officer or officers as you may designate; the officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms Government of the United erly" — here Lee, after into words. Finally he propose to "In accordance with the substance of you of the.
Threeweek siege, Taylor had been forced to abandon Mobile, a stronghold the Union had nev- Lee at Appomattox, sume in 48 hours. would hostilities Jefferson Davis had been sure that the eral North would never agree instructions: Johnston along When was ready with was to order his men to disperse, then reassemble somewhere to the southwest — and caustic. "We commands have to save the people, army and save the high "Your plan, I spare the blood of the civil been able to take.