Sacking Liberty County: “I pray not for revenge upon you, but I pray daily for deliverance from you”

Of all the areas visited by Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies on the March to the Sea (save perhaps Atlanta itself) Liberty County, Georgia had the worst experience. While other places along the march experienced “Yankees” for at most a few days, the foragers remained in Liberty County for nearly two months – from theContinue reading “Sacking Liberty County: “I pray not for revenge upon you, but I pray daily for deliverance from you””

A “favorable military position” on the Altamaha: Lake Bluff Battery

As with any railroad in the Confederacy, the Savannah, Albany & Gulf Railroad (SA&G RR) was a valuable asset.  The line ran south from Savannah then made a wide arch to the west.  When first chartered in 1847, the company intended to connect with Albany, Georgia.  Spur lines could bring in commerce from across southernContinue reading “A “favorable military position” on the Altamaha: Lake Bluff Battery”