Marching Through Georgia, December 1, 1864: Marching on Millen, giving fight to Wheeler

On the first day of December 1864, Major-General William T. Sherman pushed his armies on the next leg of the march toward Savannah.  Millen was the next major waypoint.  The previous day he’d sent orders to the Right Wing commander, Major-General Oliver O. Howard, instructing the Fifteenth Corps to remain on the south side ofContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 1, 1864: Marching on Millen, giving fight to Wheeler”

Marching Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: “it will cost some labor to repair damages” to the railroads

General descriptions of the route of Major-General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea mention a sixty-mile wide swath through Georgia.  However, that varied at times with the separate routes taken by the individual corps constituting the wings of the march.  On November 27, 1864, the line of march was only about 30 miles wideContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: “it will cost some labor to repair damages” to the railroads”

Sherman’s Lieutenants on the March to the Sea

As mentioned earlier, my intent is to do “something” here on the blog with a focus on Major-General William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea” in relation to the 150th events.  For starters, it’s a 150th that, due to several factors, may not get much attention on the ground.  Dropping some of the baggage aside,Continue reading “Sherman’s Lieutenants on the March to the Sea”