Marching through Georgia

Blog posts related to Major-General William T. Sherman’s march through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia from November 1864 to the end of the Civil War.

Sherman’s Lieutenants – commanders on the March to the Sea

Confederate commands opposing Sherman

Daily progress of the march (each day for the 150th I ran a post showing the progress of the march that day.  Some days I ran a “sidebar” topic post):

November 15 – Sidebar: “Hurry up and wait” as the armies start marching

November 16

November 17

November 18 – Sidebar: The river system in Georgia and its influence on the march

November 19 – Sidebar: Southern claims in relation to the march

November 20

November 21 – Sidebar: Department of the South prepares for Sherman’s arrival

November 22

November 23 – Sidebar: Foster plans a demonstration against the Charleston & Savannah Railroad

November 24 – Sidebar: Georgia’s railroads

November 25

November 26 – Two entries: Sandersville and Cavalry Raid to Millen

November 27 – Sidebar: Cavalry skirmishing along Brushy Creek

November 28 – Sidebar: Battle of Buckhead Creek

November 29 – Sidebar: Federal landings on Boyd’s Neck, SC

November 30 – Sidebar: Battle of Honey Hill

December 1

December 2

December 3

December 4 – Sidebar: Battle of Waynesboro

December 5 – Sidebar: More demonstrations on the Broad River

December 6

December 7 – Sidebar: Advance on Deveaux’s Neck

December 8 – Sidebar: Savannah’s land-side defenses

December 9 – Sidebar: Battle of Tulifinny Creek

December 10

December 11

December 12

December 13 – Fort McAllister: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

December 14

December 15 – Sidebar: Resupplying Sherman’s Army

December 16

December 17 – Sidebar: Surrender demand sent to Savannah

December 18 – Sidebar: Raids into Liberty County, Georgia

December 19 – Sidebar: Prisoner exchanges interrupted by Sherman’s advance

December 20 – Sidebar: Confederate evacuation of Savannah

December 21 – Sidebar: Emancipation as the lasting legacy of Sherman’s March


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