Marching Through Georgia, December 3, 1864: Millen suffers for the horrors at Camp Lawton

Throughout 1864, Federal soldiers, from the top ranks down, expressed their disgust in reaction to stories about the prison camps of the south.  On December 3, 1864, a major element of Major-General William T. Sherman’s march reached Camp Lawton and saw first hand what one of those camps looked like… of course, without the prisonersContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 3, 1864: Millen suffers for the horrors at Camp Lawton”

Marching Through Georgia, December 2, 1864: A “battle” of telegraphers

On December 2, 1864, for the tenth straight day, Major-General William T. Sherman’s men marched in dry weather.  Temperatures remained in the 50’s for the most part.  Perhaps the most favorable marching weather possible that time of year.  For the day, the Federals continued the advance along the Ogeechee River, reaching for Savannah.  Millen wasContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 2, 1864: A “battle” of telegraphers”

November 28, 1864: Kilpatrick and Wheeler dance again – Battle of Buck Head Creek

The cavalry actions along Brushy Creek on November 27, 1864 were but a preface for the main act that played out the next day.  Brigadier-General H. Judson Kilpatrick had accomplished some of his mission with the destruction of railroad lines leading to Augusta, though he failed to complete the destruction of the bridge over BrierContinue reading “November 28, 1864: Kilpatrick and Wheeler dance again – Battle of Buck Head Creek”