Marching Through Georgia, November 28, 1864: Maps confound the Federal advance!

One of the reasons I prefer to use “period” maps to depict the movements (both here for the March to the Sea and for other subjects) is that the maps themselves often prove the key to interpreting accounts written at the time.  We often see place names referenced in orders or in reports that areContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 28, 1864: Maps confound the Federal advance!”

Marching Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: “it will cost some labor to repair damages” to the railroads

General descriptions of the route of Major-General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea mention a sixty-mile wide swath through Georgia.  However, that varied at times with the separate routes taken by the individual corps constituting the wings of the march.  On November 27, 1864, the line of march was only about 30 miles wideContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: “it will cost some labor to repair damages” to the railroads”