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Title: The South : a tour of its battlefields and ruined cities, a journey through the desolated states, and talks with the people: being a decription of the present state of the country - its agriculture - railroads -business and finances..
Year: 1866 (1860s)
Authors: Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916
Subjects: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Publisher: Hartford, Conn., L. Stebbins
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation


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he same story of suffering, violence, poverty, andnakedness. Habitation after habitation, village after village,—one sending up its signal flames to the other, presaging for itthe same fite, — lighted the Avinter and midnight sky withcrimson horrors. No language can describe, nor can any catalogue furnish,an adequate detail of the wide-spread destruction of homesand property. Granaries were emptied, and where the grainwas not carried off, it was strewn to waste under the feet ofthe cavalry, or consigned to the fire which consumed the dwell-ino-. The negroes were robbed equally Avith the Avhites offood and clothing. The roads were covered Avith butcheredcattle, hogs, mules, and the costliest furniture. Valuable cab-inets, rich pianos, Avere not only hewn to pieces, but bottles ofink, turpentine, oil, Avhatever could eftace or destroy, Avereemployed to defile and ruin. Horses Avere ridden into thehouses. People were forced from their beds, to permit thesearch after hidden treasures.

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548 SHERMAN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. The beautiful homesteads of the parish countiy, with theirwonderful tropical gardens, were ruined ; ancient dwellings ofblack cypress, one hundred years old, which had been rearedby the fathers of the Republic, — men whose names were fa-mous in Revolutionary history, — were given to the torch asrecklessly as were the rude hovels ; choice pictures and worksof art from Europe, select and numerous libraries, objects ofpeace Avholly, were all destroyed. The inhabitants, black noless than white, were left to starve, compelled to feed onlyupon the garbage to be found in the abandoned camps of thesoldiers. The corn scraped up from the spots where the horsesfed, has been the only means of life left to thousands but latelyin affluence. The villages of Bufords Bridge, of Barnwell,Blackville, Grahams, Bamberg, Midway, were more or lessdestroyed; the inhabitants everywhere left homeless and with-out food. The horses and mules, all cattle and hogs, when-ever fit


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bookid:southtourofitsba00trow bookyear:1866 bookdecade:1860 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Trowbridge__J__T___John_Townsend___1827_1916 booksubject:Reconstruction__U_S__history__1865_1877_ bookpublisher:Hartford__Conn___L__Stebbins bookcontributor:The_Library_of_Congress booksponsor:Sloan_Foundation bookleafnumber:574 bookcollection:library_of_congress bookcollection:americana

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