Marching Through Georgia, November 17, 1864: “Let the men catch and kill their hogs with their sabers”

The third day of the March to the Sea was by all accounts a good weather day – clear with temperatures in the 50’s.  Dry weather was important, as the march transited an area well known for its Georgia red clay.  To keep up the pace, the Left Wing aimed to reach Social Circle andContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 17, 1864: “Let the men catch and kill their hogs with their sabers””

Sherman’s Lieutenants on the March to the Sea

As mentioned earlier, my intent is to do “something” here on the blog with a focus on Major-General William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea” in relation to the 150th events.  For starters, it’s a 150th that, due to several factors, may not get much attention on the ground.  Dropping some of the baggage aside,Continue reading “Sherman’s Lieutenants on the March to the Sea”