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The rush to join the Allies in part stems from the announcement that only those states that declare war become March 1 will be invited to a conference in San Francisco on the proposed postwar United Nations. Preceded by a barrage from over guns, four infantry divisions cross the river in the face of sporadic resistance.
German reserves have been committed to half Operation Veritable farther north. By the end of the day, 28 infantry battalions have crossed the river. The US Marines now have to turn north to clear the rest of the island.
With the fall of Fort Fisher to Union forces on January 15, the confederate port of Wilmington was under great threat.
Schofield then began to reduce the various Confederate outposts. The Confederates were forces to abandon Fort Anderson on February 19, withdrawing to Town Creek to form a new defense line. But this line collapsed the next day.
Tonight General Braxton Bragg orders the evacuation of Wilmington, and the burning of cotton, tobacco, and government stores. They were found guilty of distributing traitorous literature and beheaded. In northern Burma, the British 36th Division breaks through Japanese positions at Myitson after a vicious three-week battle.
Japanese forces are now on the retreat in the area.
Smith, the US 4th and 5th Marine Divisions land. Resistance is at first light, but then the attackers are hit by intense artillery and small-arms fire from the 21,man Japanese garrison. However, despite casualties, the Americans have 30, men on the island by the end of the day.
The city surrendered almost at once. Today, as Union troops entered Columbia, someone sets fire to bales of cotton that have been piled in the streets.
High winds help spread the blaze, and over half the city is destroyed before the flames are brought under control. The city was filled with helpless woman and children and invalids, many of whom were rendered houseless and homeless in a single night.
No sadder scene was presented during the war. The Union army stayed in Columbia until February 20, when it left to continue its march north.Note: there are 45 articles written by Mike Chrimes, Librarian of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: the majority relate to key civil engineers associated with the railway industry..
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