Sherman’s March, March 12, 1865: A day of “partial rest” at Fayetteville

The arrival of Major-General William T. Sherman’s in Fayetteville earned the soldiers a well-earned break from days of hard marching and difficult work on the muddy roads.  But saying “break” is not to say the soldiers would lounge around doing nothing.  Sherman had tasks to complete while in Fayetteville. Many of which would setup theContinue reading “Sherman’s March, March 12, 1865: A day of “partial rest” at Fayetteville”

Sherman’s March, February 18, 1865: Hampton – “we might concentrate on one of his corps and destroy it”

Just as the Federals spent time around Millegeville, Georgia, in November, 1864,  to complete the demolition of facilities of military value, Major-General William T. Sherman ordered his subordinates to focus on facilities around Columbia, South Carolina on February 18, 1865.    This work fell predominately to the Right Wing of Major-General Oliver O. Howard.  Meanwhile theContinue reading “Sherman’s March, February 18, 1865: Hampton – “we might concentrate on one of his corps and destroy it””