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BY J. A. SELBY COLUMBIA, S. C., JONDAY, APRIL IO, 1865. VOL. 1.-NO. IO.
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teen years
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e.
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ly m i o ibu
ny to Mrs.
a I edi lieu ce,
,11-ttet?, n'rat
eli 2? 2*
>U8 have re
utt from the
roliua Kail
State? tro?
is. Richard
tny portion
itu y me at
Richardson
?rov?rumeut
iL, Lieut -
cations, tba
bubinesa aa
its' various
r tkeir past
t:-?uauee of
1LLIS,
e Broker. ,
ice ou L m
eet Melrio
narch %\
THE COLUMBIA PHON1X
is I'CBUSUKD
? j Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
j BY .?' '
|ar ULI AN' A . .SELBY.
Single copies $1.
^ Advertisements inserted at $5 per square (ten
?ines) for each insertion. ,' '
CABTT?EE, SACK and DESTEUCTjiON
OF'nus
At about ll o'clock, tbe head of the cplnmn,
follow ingthe depuistion-the ii.ig af the United
>t^s^arn?*o?ut.ing the carriage-reached Mar?
et. ?fail, ou Main atr/iet* while that of .the
cons was ?carried ia thc rear. Un their way to
?ii? jtity, the advunce was fifed upon l?y some
.'catered trooper? of Wheeler's CommantL.aud
P Cul.titoue sahl to the .Mayor, "We shalt.hold
j. yui?Mpousibie. f r this outrage." We^ure par?
ir titilar in 'mentioning this fact, as we beli?ve
\ timt'Bubsequeiitiy, t-lie incident has been urged
. o y some ol the enemy as a juscirioation of tire
j sack ?nd bur H.og of tue city. The Mayor
I !i:ade a suitable apology, and pointed lo the
nt*ae? whieu was obvious enough, thai the act
???a that of some unauthorized stragglers,
i lingering in the rear of our army.
Hardly had the troop- reached>.ihe head of
I Main street, wiien the work* of pillage was.
beguu. Stores were bruken^bpen in tue pre
stace of- thousands within the first hour alter
I thar arrival. The contents, when too cum?
brous for the plunderers, were cast into the
reeta. Gold and silver, jewels and liquors,
!-ere f|agerly sought. .No attempt was made to
. irrest the burglars. Tue authorities, officers,
; soldiers, all, seemed to consider it a matter of
% cotise. Aud wo to him who carried a watch
vf uk gold chain pendant; or who wore a choice
hat, or. overcoat, or boots or shoes. He was
stripped by ready' ex peru- in the. twinkling of
' ia eye. lt is computed that, from first to last,
'.welve huhdred watches were transferred from
:h? pockets of their owners to those of .the
?robbers. Farsea shared th*e some fate; nor was
Confederate currency ^-erudiated. . But of all
these things hereafter, mThor e detail.
At ?boat 12 o'clock, the jail was discovered
j toke on liv? froia within. TUM bQiidiog WM
t 8*
SLJ~
viii be TO?
WNDAY in
DS,
?OLDS,
incipals.
i viii opea
teen years
t the rea i
:us twenty
e.
- 2*
WRIT
ifkirclr'
flin kee aol
whieh the %
i-twiug auJ
: .shown Lo
accurately,
ly m i o ibu
ny to Mrs.
a I edi lieu ce,
,11-ttet?, n'rat
eli 2? 2*
>U8 have re
utt from the
roliua Kail
State? tro?
is. Richard
tny portion
itu y me at
Richardson
?rov?rumeut
iL, Lieut -
cations, tba
bubinesa aa
its' various
r tkeir past
t:-?uauee of
1LLIS,
e Broker. ,
ice ou L m
eet Melrio
narch %\
THE COLUMBIA PHON1X
is I'CBUSUKD
? j Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
j BY .?' '
|ar ULI AN' A . .SELBY.
Single copies $1.
^ Advertisements inserted at $5 per square (ten
?ines) for each insertion. ,' '
CABTT?EE, SACK and DESTEUCTjiON
OF'nus
At about ll o'clock, tbe head of the cplnmn,
follow ingthe depuistion-the ii.ig af the United
>t^s^arn?*o?ut.ing the carriage-reached Mar?
et. ?fail, ou Main atr/iet* while that of .the
cons was ?carried ia thc rear. Un their way to
?ii? jtity, the advunce was fifed upon l?y some
.'catered trooper? of Wheeler's CommantL.aud
P Cul.titoue sahl to the .Mayor, "We shalt.hold
j. yui?Mpousibie. f r this outrage." We^ure par?
ir titilar in 'mentioning this fact, as we beli?ve
\ timt'Bubsequeiitiy, t-lie incident has been urged
. o y some ol the enemy as a juscirioation of tire
j sack ?nd bur H.og of tue city. The Mayor
I !i:ade a suitable apology, and pointed lo the
nt*ae? whieu was obvious enough, thai the act
???a that of some unauthorized stragglers,
i lingering in the rear of our army.
Hardly had the troop- reached>.ihe head of
I Main street, wiien the work* of pillage was.
beguu. Stores were bruken^bpen in tue pre
stace of- thousands within the first hour alter
I thar arrival. The contents, when too cum?
brous for the plunderers, were cast into the
reeta. Gold and silver, jewels and liquors,
!-ere f|agerly sought. .No attempt was made to
. irrest the burglars. Tue authorities, officers,
; soldiers, all, seemed to consider it a matter of
% cotise. Aud wo to him who carried a watch
vf uk gold chain pendant; or who wore a choice
hat, or. overcoat, or boots or shoes. He was
stripped by ready' ex peru- in the. twinkling of
' ia eye. lt is computed that, from first to last,
'.welve huhdred watches were transferred from
:h? pockets of their owners to those of .the
?robbers. Farsea shared th*e some fate; nor was
Confederate currency ^-erudiated. . But of all
these things hereafter, mThor e detail.
At ?boat 12 o'clock, the jail was discovered
j toke on liv? froia within. TUM bQiidiog WM
the church, u.-ed as a drittking ?up i>\ . .- i
dier, and restored'it lo the Rev. Dr. O'Connell.
This priest, b . the-way, was knocked |?rv;
and severely i andled by the soldiers. ^^m,.
also, was the fortune of ihe Rev. .Mr. Sliand, of
Trinity (ihe Episc pal) Church; who srnight in
vaia to save a tr;, ik containing the sacred ves?
sels of his effurch. lt wa? "violently wreste*
from his k.ejpiuir, and his struggle to suv t
only provoked the rougher usage. Wc ure
since told lhat, on reaching Camden, General
?herman restored these vess>-is i<> i>isl><>i> D.jVis;
an act which betrayed his' thorough awi uni id
ance with the general robbery ami ::.s s**ucti*?u
of it. Th;s suck and brine s-^ciu equally re?
duced to system.
X. . '
And here it may be well to mention, as sn^-m
gestive of many clues, an incident winch pr.- \*
seo ted a sud commentary ou ttiuu confidence ia \
the sectiYiiy ol' th''convent, which was euler- p.
tuincd by tli6 gieat portion of. the people. <*
This establishment, under ihe charge oi'ih_
sister (bl til? Hight Rev. Bishop Ly nen, wa? iS
oncea con veut/and an academy ot the highest
class. Hither were sent lor eduction the
daughters of Protestants, of trie most wealthy
classes Ihrtughout. the State; and iheSf, * uti
the nuns and those young ladies sent thither on
the emergency, prtuabiV exeee.itid one hun?
dred. The Lady Superior JicisHf entertained
the fullest confidence in the immun.ties ot Mle
establishment. But her confidence was ^cloud?
ed, after she bad enjoyed a cu ute renee with a
certain major of the Yankee army, who de^
scribed himself as an editor from Detroit. He
visited her al an early hour iu the uay, un.i
announced his iriendiy sympaih.es wah ihe
Lady Superior and the sisterhood; pw iessci
his uniriety for their safety-his purpose io ?:J
all that he coulu to'iusur* rt^-declared th i i e '
wouhi instantly go toShermau a..u 6ec*e ii
chosen guard, aud, altogeliier, uiade such pt J
tensions of love ana service ?ts io disarm i i =..
suspicions,*which oad n-u...-. arfh bau n anu?i.-,
lutittled speech HI.c. pompous ?.ar; . in
oUiei a'ise have provoke i. 1 ii ...??..
M itu sn ..! II ;!iare< ..:.'>.s. .. * : .. .
>uppo;i, uud-expvet. . . ..-'.c. .1 .
.?, pealed, Slid soon alu:')' i- . '.
with him no {essthuu eignt or lei? u..
of tneni, as he admitted, ??en.g Caihoiies. ile
had some specious argument to show lhat, per?
haps, her guard had beater be on e. of Protea* ?
tauts. -Tiiis suggestion staggered Ehe 'lady a
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