Marching Through Georgia, November 25, 1864: Engineers to the front!

The narrative of events on November 25, 1864 for Major-General William T. Sherman’s armies involves several river crossings.  The activities put light on Sherman’s engineers.  Captain Orlando Poe, Sherman’s Chief Engineer, detailed engineer support (men and equipment) by assignment: Right Wing:  1st Missouri Engineers under Lieutenant-Colonel William Tweeddale with 500 men in five companies; AContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 25, 1864: Engineers to the front!”

Marching Through Georgia, November 18, 1864: Bridges to build and rivers to cross

The record of the Savannah Campaign for November 18, 1864 is one that undermines a couple of myths associated with the March to the Sea.  The first, which is held close by defenders and detractors alike is the notion that Major-General William T. Sherman had everything burned.  Frankly, it’s an easy myth to bust (andContinue reading “Marching Through Georgia, November 18, 1864: Bridges to build and rivers to cross”