Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Secondary Scholarship | 2004
Transcription lc. Chapts. 13—15, The Columbia Phoenix, v.1, n.3 (Mar. 25, 1865), pp.1—2.
"The Fire," pp.2—3.

1d. Chapts. 16—17, The Columbia Phoenix, v.l, n.4 (Mar. 28, 1865), pp.2—3.

le. Chapts. 18—19, The Columbia Phoenix, v.1, n.5 (Mar. 30, 1865), pp.2—3.

if. Chapts. 20—24, The Columbia Phoenix, v.l, n.6 (Apr. 1, 1865), pp.1—3.

lg. Chapts. 25—26, The Columbia Phoenix, v.l, n.7 (Apr. 4, 1865), pp.1—2.

1h. Chapts. 27—29, The Columbia Phoenix, v.1, n.8 (Apr. 6, 1865), pp.2—3.

1i. Chapts. 30—35, The Columbia Phoenix, v.1, n.9 (Apr. 8, 1865), pp.2—3.

1j. "Conflagration of Columbia," The Columbia Phoenix, v.l, n.10 (Apr. 10, 1865),
pp.1—2.


Pamphlet Edition

2. Sack and Destruction of the City of Columbia, S.C. to which is added a list of the
property destroyed. Originally published in the Columbia Daily Phoenix. Columbia,
SC: Power Press of the Daily Phoenix, 1865. [iii]+76 pp. Softbound.
Slightly reorganized and incorporating numerous additions and emendations from the serial
version, the pamphlet edition is 22,785 words, not including "A List of Property Destroyed," at
3,996 words, substantially unchanged from the serial account.


3. "Extracts from a Pamphlet on the Destruction of Columbia, South Carolina,
published in 1865," in Alexander H. Stephens, A Constitutional View of the Late War
Between the States; Its Causes, Character, Conduct and Results, Presented in a Series of
Colloquies at Liberty Hall. (2 vols. Philadelphia: National Publishing Co., 1870), Vol. II,
Appendix M, pp.766—773.
A brief introduction states: "It was written by the gifted and accomplished William Gilmore
Simms, LL. D. The facts herein set forth by Dr. Simms are believed by the author to be entirely
true, and fully sustain what is said in the text, p.510." There, Stephens referred to "the
atrocities attending Sherman's conflagrations and devastations in his 'grand march' through
Georgia and the Carolinas ...."




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