Sherman’s March, March 12, 1865: A day of “partial rest” at Fayetteville

The arrival of Major-General William T. Sherman’s in Fayetteville earned the soldiers a well-earned break from days of hard marching and difficult work on the muddy roads.  But saying “break” is not to say the soldiers would lounge around doing nothing.  Sherman had tasks to complete while in Fayetteville. Many of which would setup theContinue reading “Sherman’s March, March 12, 1865: A day of “partial rest” at Fayetteville”

Sherman’s March, March 10, 1865: “After great labor by the whole command in corduroying the entire way” to work out of the mud

If Major-General William T. Sherman’s troops had a newsletter during the Carolinas Campaign, the headlines for March 10, 1865 might have read: “Half the army stuck in the mud” and “Cavalry chief caught snuggling,” along with “Mail just a day away at Fayetteville” and “Johnston expected to fight for town.”  Maybe, if outside news slippedContinue reading “Sherman’s March, March 10, 1865: “After great labor by the whole command in corduroying the entire way” to work out of the mud”