Sack and Destruction of Columbia

Read William Gilmore Simm’s vivid account of the sack and destruction of Columbia by General Sherman’s army.

Readers will find the commentary on saving the South Caroliniana Library and other buildings on the Horseshoe of particular interest.

To read the whole series on the Sack and Destruction of Columbia in Chronicling America…

Columbia Phoenix March 21, 1865

Columbia Phoenix March 23, 1865

Columbia Phoenix March 25, 1865

Interesting, also, is a small mention of Sherman’s capture of Columbia in the Daily National Republican, a Washington, D.C. paper, March 2, 1865.

By Telegraph, The Destruction of Columbia Confirmed

…and an account in the White Cloud Kansas Chief, February 23, 1865

Glorious from South Carolina!

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