Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sherman telegraphed to President Lincoln, "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah,

Sherman Captures Savannah (1864)

In the spring of 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman succeeded Ulysses S. Grant as Union commander in the western theater of the American Civil War. Following his soldiers' successful capture of Atlanta, Georgia, Sherman set out on his highly controversial "March to the Sea." The General and his 62,000 men marched from Atlanta to Savannah, and their scorched earth policy left a path of destruction in their wake. What were “Sherman's Neckties” and how did they factor into his strategy of “total war”? More...

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Sherman has always been a Hero of mine. Grant may have gotten the credit, but it was Sherman that won the war. His tactics and his campaign is what ripped the heart out of the South.

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