A Carnival of Destruction
Debauchery . . . drunkenness . . . devastation. Follow historian Tom Elmore as he tracks the path of Sherman’s murderous march through South Carolina. Be present at the burning of Columbia, where Federal troops danced and drank whiskey as the city went up in flames. Come to know the colorful characters, the untold stories, the moments of despair, peppered with accounts of great compassion and sacrifice. Elmore’s 15 years of research go deep, unearthing previously unpublished first-person accounts, giving you a front row seat to the Carnival of Destruction.
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Columbia Civil War Landmarks
Centered in the Confederacy’s Atlantic states, Columbia was one of three untouched Southern capitals at the end of 1864. Its factories produced uniforms, swords, belts, bullets, gunpowder and cannonballs, all vital to the war effort, until the fiery onslaught of Sherman’s invasion cut a swath through the city. Tom Elmore, local Civil War historian and tour guide, presents over sixty significant sites throughout the Greater Columbia area that were marked by moments of triumph and devastation during the war. Readers will find the stories behind both well-known and infamous places, including the Horseshoe on the University of South Carolina campus, the gruesome 1864 prisoner of war camp, the ruins of one of the largest textile mills ever built and the monument commemorating the spot where the great city was surrendered.