Marching Through Georgia, December 5, 1864: Drama at Ogeechee Creek ends with a fizzle

Let me get all “science-y” on you to start today and talk about soils and vegetation.  As Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies marched today they crossed an important line, but one not marked on their maps.  Forward elements passed into the “Atlantic Coast Flatwoods” soil province: OK, big deal?  As far as the army isContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 5, 1864: Drama at Ogeechee Creek ends with a fizzle”

Marching Through Georgia, December 4, 1864: “the expected approach of a large force of the enemy” governs Federal movements

A few days ago, I pointed out that the aggregate width of the Federal columns marching through Georgia on November 27, 1864 was about thirty miles.  In contrast, if you were to tour the locations visited on the march for December 4, start at the Brier Creek Bridge north of Waynesboro and drive about 55Continue reading “Marching Through Georgia, December 4, 1864: “the expected approach of a large force of the enemy” governs Federal movements”