Marching Through Georgia, November 18, 1864: Bridges to build and rivers to cross

The record of the Savannah Campaign for November 18, 1864 is one that undermines a couple of myths associated with the March to the Sea.  The first, which is held close by defenders and detractors alike is the notion that Major-General William T. Sherman had everything burned.  Frankly, it’s an easy myth to bust (andContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 18, 1864: Bridges to build and rivers to cross”

Chasing guerrillas along the Mississippi: The 34th New Jersey Infantry at Island No. 10

The 34th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry formed in the fall of 1863.  Men from Mercer, Salem, Burlington, and Camden counties filled the ranks (along with some from New York and Philadelphia).  The regiment left Camp Parker, outside Trenton, in mid-November that year, heading to the front lines.  Instead of an assignment to the Army ofContinue reading “Chasing guerrillas along the Mississippi: The 34th New Jersey Infantry at Island No. 10”