On this date in 1865

On this date in 1865Posted on 2/17/2017, 7:07:25 AM by Bull SnipeTroops in the Army of the Tennessee, under the Command of General Oliver O.Howard, entered Columbia, South Carolina. For the next three days, a rampage of destruction by the Union Army soldiers resulted in two thirds of the city being destroyed. General Howard’s forces were part of General William T.Sherman’s Armies advancing North from Savannah, Georgia.

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