High water continued to delay Major-General William T. Sherman’s march through South Carolina on February 28, 1865. But through the efforts of the troops, bridging and corduroying, and the abating flood waters, the Federals made some progress. 1,130 more words
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Colonel George G. Dibrell commanded a brigade of cavalry in Brigadier-General William Humes’ Division, Major-General Joseph Wheeler’s Cavalry. Humes’ command had faced some of the initial Federal movements in the South Carolina march. 1,130 more words
Buffalo Bill Cody remains a legendary figure in the American past. His legacy is a reflection of changing mores and a projection of contemporary celebrity. There are towns with his name and even the NFL team, “The Buffalo Bills” of New York State. 972 more words
Julia Ward Howe relates how she came to write the Civil War hymn.
It must have been’ at the earliest touch of dawn that I awoke, and lying in my bed, began in my mind to twine the long lines of a hymn which promised to suit the measure of the John Brown melody. 1,541 more words