December 5, 1864: Sixty miles from Sherman’s march, Foster makes “several demonstrations”

Following the disaster at Honey Hill on November 30, 1864, the Federal forces under Brigadier-General John Hatch fell back to their position at Boyd’s Neck.  Instead of withdrawing back to Hilton Head, Major-General John Foster ordered Hatch to continue to look for a way to accomplish the objectives (which were or were not stated clearly,Continue reading “December 5, 1864: Sixty miles from Sherman’s march, Foster makes “several demonstrations””

November 29, 1864: Delays at Boyd’s Neck; Prelude to disaster at Honey Hill

While Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies made their way through Georgia in the closing days of November 1864, operations far away from his columns reflected the ripples caused by the March to the Sea.   In central Tennessee, actions at Spring Hill and Franklin by Lieutenant-General John B. Hood were in part justified as an effortContinue reading “November 29, 1864: Delays at Boyd’s Neck; Prelude to disaster at Honey Hill”