Marching Through Georgia, November 23, 1864: Missed opportunity

November 23, 1864 was a clear, but still bitterly cold, day in Georgia.  In contrast to earlier days, the Federal advance was not quite as great.  Portions of the Left Wing remained in camps most of the day while tending to tasks around Milledgeville.  On the Right Wing, the column closed up as the trainsContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 23, 1864: Missed opportunity”

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””