Marching Through Georgia, November 22, 1864: Milledgeville and Griswoldville

If there was a Weather Channel around, for November 22, 1864, the prediction offered would have been “cold with continued rain mixed with snow, clearing in the afternoon.”  The overnight temperatures froze General Mud, which was a small consolation for those marching on a cold day.  Major-General William T. Sherman wanted to close the firstContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 22, 1864: Milledgeville and Griswoldville”

Marching Through Georgia? Or waiting in Georgia? “Hurry up and wait” to start the March to the Sea

In the army, there is a phrase often thrown around – “hurry up and wait.”  When the superior command sets a time for action to occur, the subordinate commands will in turn set an earlier time for assembly an inspection.  When the division calls a formation at 8 a.m., the brigade will desire troops assembledContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia? Or waiting in Georgia? “Hurry up and wait” to start the March to the Sea”