CSS Pee Dee update: Two Brooke Rifles and a Dahlgren pulled out of the PeeDee River

News broke yesterday of the successful recovery of three Civil War cannon from the PeeDee River, all from the gunboat CSS Pee Dee.  In case you missed it, here’s a few of the reports: South Strand News The State (Columbia SC) South Carolina Now The Florence County museum offered a post and album of photosContinue reading “CSS Pee Dee update: Two Brooke Rifles and a Dahlgren pulled out of the PeeDee River”

Sherman’s March, March 6, 1865: “Virtually living upon the country” as the Federals advance

Well, seeing as the majority of votes from Wednesday called for continued marching with Major-General William T. Sherman, let us proceed along his line. For March 6, 1865, the columns made limited progress as Sherman held the right wing to allow the Left Wing to negotiate the PeeDee River. The Seventeenth Corps moved to Bennettsville,Continue reading “Sherman’s March, March 6, 1865: “Virtually living upon the country” as the Federals advance”

Sherman’s March, March 4, 1865: Bridging the PeeDee River and an expedition to Florence

Movements on March 4, 1865 placed Major-General William T. Sherman’s forces in position to bound the PeeDee River.  In a letter to Major-General Oliver O. Howard that evening, Sherman again expressed hope that forces out of Wilmington were moving out to points in North Carolina to effect an early juncture.  “I know Grant’s anxiety forContinue reading “Sherman’s March, March 4, 1865: Bridging the PeeDee River and an expedition to Florence”