Sherman's March to the Sea 1864: Atlanta to Savannah (Campaign, Volume 179)

Sherman's March to the Sea 1864: Atlanta to Savannah (Campaign, Volume 179)

David Smith

The March to the ocean was once the fruits of Union normal William T. Sherman's 1864 crusade throughout the American Civil warfare (1861-1865) and was once a devastating instance of "total war." accomplice hopes in 1864 hinged on complex Union forces within the box and forcing Abraham Lincoln out of workplace within the November elections. besides the fact that, this optimism used to be dampened through Sherman's good fortune within the conflict of Atlanta that very same year.

Riding at the wave of this victory, Sherman was hoping to push his forces into accomplice territory, yet his plan used to be hindered via a accomplice probability to the army's offer strains.
After a lot hold up, he boldly selected to desert those, forcing the military to reside off the land for everything of the 285-mile march to Savannah, destroying all war-making services of the enemy en path, and causing discomfort not just on accomplice troops, but in addition at the civilian inhabitants. regardless of the vilification that this brutal tactic earned him, the march was once a success.

Supported through modern images, precise maps, bird's eye perspectives, and battlescene paintings, this name explores the major personalities, ideas, and critical engagements of the march, together with the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and the last word fall of Savannah to the Union, to supply a close research of the crusade that marked the "beginning of the end" of the yankee Civil War.

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