Marching Through Georgia, December 3, 1864: Millen suffers for the horrors at Camp Lawton

Throughout 1864, Federal soldiers, from the top ranks down, expressed their disgust in reaction to stories about the prison camps of the south.  On December 3, 1864, a major element of Major-General William T. Sherman’s march reached Camp Lawton and saw first hand what one of those camps looked like… of course, without the prisonersContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 3, 1864: Millen suffers for the horrors at Camp Lawton”

Marching Through Georgia, December 2, 1864: A “battle” of telegraphers

On December 2, 1864, for the tenth straight day, Major-General William T. Sherman’s men marched in dry weather.  Temperatures remained in the 50’s for the most part.  Perhaps the most favorable marching weather possible that time of year.  For the day, the Federals continued the advance along the Ogeechee River, reaching for Savannah.  Millen wasContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 2, 1864: A “battle” of telegraphers”

Marching Through Georgia, December 1, 1864: Marching on Millen, giving fight to Wheeler

On the first day of December 1864, Major-General William T. Sherman pushed his armies on the next leg of the march toward Savannah.  Millen was the next major waypoint.  The previous day he’d sent orders to the Right Wing commander, Major-General Oliver O. Howard, instructing the Fifteenth Corps to remain on the south side ofContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 1, 1864: Marching on Millen, giving fight to Wheeler”