Marching Through Georgia, November 24, 1864: Cold and Clear… more delays

Another cold and clear day 150 years ago in Georgia.  On the Left Wing of Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies, troops began movement out of Milledgeville.  But the Right Wing remained stalled at the Oconee River.  Though reinforcements arrived for the Confederate forces, those were still lacking unified and coherent leadership. For the Left Wing,Continue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 24, 1864: Cold and Clear… more delays”

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 22, 1864: Milledgeville and Griswoldville

If there was a Weather Channel around, for November 22, 1864, the prediction offered would have been “cold with continued rain mixed with snow, clearing in the afternoon.”  The overnight temperatures froze General Mud, which was a small consolation for those marching on a cold day.  Major-General William T. Sherman wanted to close the firstContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 22, 1864: Milledgeville and Griswoldville”