Category Archives: Columbia

February 19, 1865: Providing for Columbia

I guess the Pottery Barn rule applies: You break it, you bought it. Howard works to provide some food for the destitute in Columbia, especially the former slaves, and they provide some firearms for the local police to keep the … Continue reading

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February 18, 1865: Taking care of what’s left of Columbia

Gen. Howard issues orders to get Columbia under control. The fires are out, and men threatening more destruction will be arrested. They’ll destroy the railroad thoroughly, as well as any public property that would be of use to the rebels. … Continue reading

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February 17, 1865: Columbia falls to Sherman

The 13th Amendment New York Times: The Legislature of Louisiana has ratified the Constitutional Amendment for the Abolition of Slavery. On the 13th Gov. HAHN sent to the House an official copy of the Act of Congress; the House adopted … Continue reading

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February 16, 1865: Kilpatrick routing the rebels

The 13th Amendment New York TImes: CARSON, Thursday, Feb. 16. The Nevada Legislature has just ratified the amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery. There was only one vote in each House in the negative — both … Continue reading

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