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" Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some accident the place may be destroyed; and if a little salt should be sown upon its site, it may prevent the growth of future crops of nullification and secession... "
Papers - Page 446
by Southern Historical Society - 1885
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THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR

1866
...army, via Savannah. Those having less than three months to serve will be retained by General Thomas. Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some...growth of future crops of nullification and secession. Yours, truly, HW HALLECK, Major General, Chief of Staff. Major General WT SHERMAN, Savannah. HEADQUARTERS...
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Supplemental Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the ..., Volume 1

United States - 1866
...army, via Savannah. Those having less than three months to serve will be retained by General Thomas. Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some...growth of future crops of nullification and secession. Yours, truly, HW HALLECK, Major General, Chief of Staff . Major General WT SHERMAN, Savannah. HEADQUARTERS...
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Who Burnt Columbia?: Official Depositions of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman and Gen. O ...

Columbia (S.C.) - 1873 - 121 pages
...army via Savannah. Those having less than three months to serve, will be retained by General Thomas. Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some...may be destroyed ; and if a little salt should be thrown upon its site, it may prevent the growth of future crops of nullification and secession." General...
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Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command, Volume 75

Great Britain - 1874
...Depositions for Defence, pp. 84 and 85. Extract from a letter of General Halleck to General Sherman : " Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some...may be destroyed ; and if a little salt should be thrown upon its site, it may prevent the growth of future crops of nullification and secession." And...
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Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, Volume 2

United States - 1875
...army via Savannah. Those having less than three months to serve, will be retained by General Thomas. Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some...growth of future crops of nullification and secession. Yours truly, II. W. HALLECE, Major- General, Chief -of -Staff. [CONFIDENTIAI.] HEADQUAETEES AEMIES...
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History of the Army of the Cumberland: Its Organization, Campaigns, and Battles

United States - 1875
...army, via Savannah. Those having less than three months to serve will be retained by General Thomas. Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some...growth of future crops of nullification and secession. Yours truly, HW HALLECK, Major-General, Chief of Staff. Major-General WT Sherman, Savannah. HEADQUARTERS...
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History of the Army of the Cumberland: Its Organization, Campaigns ..., Volume 2

Thomas Budd Van Horne - United States - 1875
...army, via Savannah. Those having less than three months to serve will be retained by General Thomas. Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by some...growth of future crops of nullification and secession. Yours truly, HW HALLECK, Major-General, Chief of Staff. Major-General WT Sherman, Savannah. HEADQUARTERS...
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Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, Volume 2

William Tecumseh Sherman - Generals - 1875 - 814 pages
...months to serve, will be retained by General Thomas. Should you capture Charleston, I hope that by lome accident the place may be destroyed, and, if a little...growth of future crops of nullification and secession. Yours truly, HW HALLECK, Major- General, Chief-of-Staff. [ComDEsTUL.] HEADQUARTERS ARMIES or THE UNITED...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1902
...premeditation on the part of the general. "Should you capture Charleston," wrote Halleck, December 18, 1864, " I hope that by some accident the place may be destroyed, and if a little salt should be sown upon the site it may prevent the growth of future crops of nullification and secession." Sherman thus replied...
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The Military Operations of General Beauregard in the War Between ..., Volume 2

Alfred Roman - Confederate States of America - 1884
...Charleston, I hope that by some accident" — [the word "some "is italicized by General Halleck himself] — "the place may be destroyed ; and if a little salt should be sown upon its * The italics are ours. site, it may prevent the growth of future crops of nullification and seeession."...
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