“The railroad is less than three-quarters of a mile from our front”: Foster’s attempt to isolate Savannah

With his forces stopped at Honey Hill on November 30, 1864, Major-General John Foster turned to other courses in order to accomplished his supporting task for Major-General William T. Sherman – that of attaining the Charleston & Savannah Railroad.  On December 6, Foster landed a force under Brigadier-General Edward Potter at Gregory’s Plantation.  The intentContinue reading ““The railroad is less than three-quarters of a mile from our front”: Foster’s attempt to isolate Savannah”

“Yankee Depredations in Glynn County”: The Civilian side of the summer raids on the Georgia coast

The Federal raids along the Georgia coast in the summer of 1864 have fascinated me for years.  These were somewhat representative of military operations occurring in every theater of the Civil War that summer.  The nature of war progressed from “hard war” over to “destructive war” by prosecution of policy… and let’s face it, justContinue reading ““Yankee Depredations in Glynn County”: The Civilian side of the summer raids on the Georgia coast”