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