Marching through Georgia: November 15, 1864 – The first day of Sherman’s March to the Sea

Well before dawn on November 15, 1864, soldiers stirred in their bivouacs around Atlanta and began the tasks to prepare for a day’s march.  These men were, almost all, veterans of a long summer campaign to take Atlanta.  They’d captured the city.  And now they were watching it burn as they commenced a march awayContinue reading “Marching through Georgia: November 15, 1864 – The first day of Sherman’s March to the Sea”

“March to the Sea” markers: A story that couldn’t be told? Or a story that couldn’t be sold?

A new marker discussing the start of the March to the Sea: Kevin Levin mentioned this in a post today. He added, “It may be the first marker that explicitly attempts to challenge “popular myth” about the march, which may explain why it is being placed at such a prominent site.” I’m familiar with theContinue reading ““March to the Sea” markers: A story that couldn’t be told? Or a story that couldn’t be sold?”