Sacking Liberty County: “I pray not for revenge upon you, but I pray daily for deliverance from you”

Of all the areas visited by Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies on the March to the Sea (save perhaps Atlanta itself) Liberty County, Georgia had the worst experience. While other places along the march experienced “Yankees” for at most a few days, the foragers remained in Liberty County for nearly two months – from theContinue reading “Sacking Liberty County: “I pray not for revenge upon you, but I pray daily for deliverance from you””

Savannah’s Siege, December 14, 1864: Though not marching, the march was not “over”

In some high-level discussion of the events of late 1864, you will see the March to the Sea concluded with something like “Sherman’s men stormed Fort McAllister… … … then he gave Savannah to President Lincoln as a Christmas gift.  The End.”  But a week passed between the storming of Fort McAllister and the surrenderContinue reading “Savannah’s Siege, December 14, 1864: Though not marching, the march was not “over””

Impediments and enablers: The rivers that hindered and aided Sherman’s March

The March to the Sea has long been a favorite topic of mine.  Having driven, walked, bicycled, and boated the route, along with hosting the occasional tour, the topic emerges as an old friend with whom I have many stories to share.  As I’ve written for each installment thus far, the challenge is to putContinue reading “Impediments and enablers: The rivers that hindered and aided Sherman’s March”