150 years ago: Beauregard considers using his own “fire shells” against the Federals

On January 8, 1864, Brigadier-General Thomas Jordon, Chief of Staff for General P.G.T. Beauregard, wrote to Major-General Jeremy F. Gilmer, second in command of Confederate forces in Savannah, Georgia: The commanding general wishes to know if some way cannot be devised for destroying the enemy’s dock-yards, machine shops, &c, at Scull Creek [sic], either byContinue reading “150 years ago: Beauregard considers using his own “fire shells” against the Federals”