Marching Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: “it will cost some labor to repair damages” to the railroads

General descriptions of the route of Major-General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea mention a sixty-mile wide swath through Georgia.  However, that varied at times with the separate routes taken by the individual corps constituting the wings of the march.  On November 27, 1864, the line of march was only about 30 miles wideContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 27, 1864: “it will cost some labor to repair damages” to the railroads”

Marching Through Georgia, November 26, 1864: Hard War in Sandersville, Georgia

Colonel Ezra Carman lead the 13th New Jersey across the Cornfield toward the East Woods at Antietam on September 17, 1862.  On July 2 and 3, 1863, he and the regiment stood on the right of the Federal line south of Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg.  Carman lead a brigade sent to respond to the NewContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 26, 1864: Hard War in Sandersville, Georgia”

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”