Marching Through Georgia, November 25, 1864: Engineers to the front!

The narrative of events on November 25, 1864 for Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies involves several river crossings.  The activities put light on Sherman’s engineers.  Captain Orlando Poe, Sherman’s Chief Engineer, detailed engineer support (men and equipment) by assignment: Right Wing:  1st Missouri Engineers under Lieutenant-Colonel William Tweeddale with 500 men in five companies; AContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 25, 1864: Engineers to the front!”

Federal raid to capture labor party results in skirmish on Whitemarsh Island

On the morning of February 22, 1864, a small skirmish broke out on Whitemarsh Island, outside Savannah, Georgia.  The action was the result of a Federal raid aimed to capture working parties employed at that time by the Confederates to build defenses on the island.   As a point of reference, let me pull in oneContinue reading “Federal raid to capture labor party results in skirmish on Whitemarsh Island”