Sherman’s March, February 3, 1865: “It is the strongest position I have ever seen in my life” at Rivers’ Bridge

The map I’ll offer for movements on February 3, 1865 offers not much advancement over that of the previous day: In orders to Major-General Oliver O. Howard the previous day, Major-General William T. Sherman alluded to the slow movement of the Left Wing out of the Savannah River bottoms.  Blame it on Major-General Henry Slocum,Continue reading “Sherman’s March, February 3, 1865: “It is the strongest position I have ever seen in my life” at Rivers’ Bridge”

Sherman’s March, February 2, 1865: Skirmishing everywhere!

Yesterday I put some of the geographic and “demographic” aspects of the first days of Major-General William T. Sherman’s advance into South Carolina.  Today, let me focus on more of the martial aspects.   Lots of skirmishes broke out across the line of advance on February 2, 1865.  Some of those are depicted on the mapContinue reading “Sherman’s March, February 2, 1865: Skirmishing everywhere!”

Sherman’s March, February 1, 1865 (Part 1): Turning “supplies scarce” to “supplies abundant” by crossing the Savannah River

Back when I started daily postings to parallel, 150 years after the fact, Major-General William T. Sherman’s march through Georgia to Savannah, I’d given thought to continuing those for the march into the Carolinas.  A portion of that campaign relates to Charleston, of course.  And since postings concerning the 150ths related to Charleston is myContinue reading “Sherman’s March, February 1, 1865 (Part 1): Turning “supplies scarce” to “supplies abundant” by crossing the Savannah River”