Poe’s plan for the garrison, defense of Savannah reflected Sherman’s operational scheme

During the days after Christmas in 1864, residents of Savannah were just becoming acquainted to life under Federal occupation. Even the troops in Savannah were still setting up, having transitioned over the span of barely two weeks from a light order field army, to siege operations, and finally to winter quarters of sorts.  Yet Major-GeneralContinue reading “Poe’s plan for the garrison, defense of Savannah reflected Sherman’s operational scheme”

December 26, 1864: “The city of Savannah… will be held as a military post” – Military jurisdiction over the hostess city

If I were better at photo-editing, I’d have Sherman’s face here over that of Dr. Seuss’s Grinch: On the day before Christmas, while communicating with Major-General Joseph Wheeler in regard to citizens requesting to pass through the lines, Major-General William T. Sherman wrote, “No provision has been made for the families in Savannah, and manyContinue reading “December 26, 1864: “The city of Savannah… will be held as a military post” – Military jurisdiction over the hostess city”

Christmas Day, 1864, in Savannah

Wishing a merry Christmas, or respective happy holiday to all readers.  In observance of the day, I will refrain from normal posting today.  But I cannot resist at least one 150th mention: From Harper’s Weekly, Major-General William T. Sherman and company enjoying Christmas dinner at his headquarters, the Green House (now Green-Meldrim) in Savannah.