Sherman and the Burning of Columbia

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University of South Carolina Press, 2000 - History - 188 pages
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This volume tackles one of the most debated issues of the American Civil War: who burned South Carolina's capital city on February 17, 1865? The author traces the damage not to a single blaze but to a series of fire, preceded by a series of military and civilian blunders.

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This is a thorough and judicious study of a limited but perennially controversial topic in Civil War history. The author reviews and analyzes all the eyewitness evidence for the occupation of Columbia ... Read full review

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Marion B. Lucas is University Distinguished Professor and professor of history at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green.

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