Sherman’s March, February 18, 1865: Hampton – “we might concentrate on one of his corps and destroy it”

Just as the Federals spent time around Millegeville, Georgia, in November, 1864,  to complete the demolition of facilities of military value, Major-General William T. Sherman ordered his subordinates to focus on facilities around Columbia, South Carolina on February 18, 1865.    This work fell predominately to the Right Wing of Major-General Oliver O. Howard.  Meanwhile theContinue reading “Sherman’s March, February 18, 1865: Hampton – “we might concentrate on one of his corps and destroy it””

Sherman’s March, February 9, 1865: Crossing the South Edisto, “The advantages of position were decidedly in our favor”

The journals and reports for Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies with respect to February 9, 1865 reflect three general activities – marches to catch up with the main body, railroad wrecking, and movements against the Edisto River line which started a pivot onto the railroad running north to Columbia. To the rear of the advance,Continue reading “Sherman’s March, February 9, 1865: Crossing the South Edisto, “The advantages of position were decidedly in our favor””