Sherman’s March, March 22, 1865: Johnston withdraws and Sherman beings refitting his army

While the last charge and counter-charge of the Battle of Bentonville played out on March 21, the other two columns in Major-General William T. Sherman’s army group made march progress. Going with commander’s names on the map to simplify the annotations today. Most important for Sherman’s plans, Major-General John Schofield moved forward to secure Goldsboro. Continue reading “Sherman’s March, March 22, 1865: Johnston withdraws and Sherman beings refitting his army”

Sherman’s March, March 20, 1865: “I cannot see why he remains” – Second day at Bentonville

The first day in the battle of Bentonville had gone the Confederate’s way.  Knocking the Federal Left Wing on its heels, General Joseph E. Johnston’s attack came up short of eliminating that force… well short.  But Johnston launched his March 19, 1865 attack at long odds knowing a lot of luck was needed.  At theContinue reading “Sherman’s March, March 20, 1865: “I cannot see why he remains” – Second day at Bentonville”

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”