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”

Marching Through Georgia, November 30, 1864: Selecting routes for the next leg of the march

When reflecting on the March to the Sea, veterans of the Right Wing could claim, with some merit, the Left Wing had it easy.  The Left Wing had some pauses during the march (such as at Milledgeville).  Meanwhile, the Right Wing marched along the roads almost non-stop.  Such was the case on November 30, 1864Continue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 30, 1864: Selecting routes for the next leg of the march”