Charles S. Brown papers

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Letters describing the Sherman's Army march from Chattanooga, Tenn., by way of Dalton, Atlanta, Milledgeville, and Augusta, to Savannah, Ga., in 1864, and across South Carolina to Raleigh, N.C.; camp life, chaplains; foraging; the burning of Atlanta (which he witnessed); destruction of property by the Union army between Atlanta and Savannah; the hanging of a Confederate bushwhacker; the battle of Bentonville, N.C.; the occupation of Raleigh; and the reaction in Sherman's Army to the new of Lee's surrender and the death of Lincoln. He describes the vandalism of Sherman's forces in S.C., and compares them to lighter damage inflicted by the men in N.C.; he also describes the vandalism of Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry in Raleigh.

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