History 31st Regiment Illinois Volunteers Organized by John A. Logan

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AT the conclusion of the events mentioned in the last chapter General Sherman left Raleigh for Moorehead City and the army marched by easy stages toward Richmond, no flankers being thrown out to guard against surprise. The foraging ceased while the columns were confined to the principal highways, lined in many places by the paroled prisoners, and officers of Lee's and Johnston's armies between whom and our own soldiers friendly greetings were exchanged. In the early part of May the army crossed the Ronoake River, marched to Petersburg and lingered long enough to gaze upon the elaborate system of fortifications and ditches that had so long barred the entrance to Richmond. At Manchester on the west side of the James River, we camped for a few days and in the interval of renewing the march many of the men visited the capital, Libby Prison, Castle Thunder and other noted places. Standing on the steps of the capitol, and looking at the bronze statuary placed there in past bellum times, and that had

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