Sherman's March

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After common William Tecumseh Sherman took Atlanta in September 1864, basic John B. Hood's military of Tennessee regrouped outdoors town and countered the grouped open air town and countered the Federals through attacking northwest, towards Chattanooga. Rebuffed at Allatoona, Hood withdrew into Alabama as Sherman initiated his grand approach: Leaving normal George H. Thomas in Tennessee to accommodate Hood, Sherman led his forces from Atlanta on a march southeastward to the ocean.

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151 The Confederacy's Infernal Machines As William Hazen's Federals ready to assault fortress McAllister, they confronted a chilling array of defenses: felled timber, stout palisades and a para- puppy bristling with cannon. yet a better chance went unseen, for the Confederates had salted the or torground round the citadel with land mines pedoes, as they have been then identified. In xhe cost, Hazen famous grimly, a number of those units have been touched off by way of the "tread of the troops, blowing many males to atoms. " Torpedoes prompted so much of — the Federal casualties there.

And Sherman himself had introduced off an epic He had confounded the army critled his males 275 miles around the South- march. ics, them to Savannah in higher than once they begun. most crucial, he had lived as much as his objective: He had laid waste to Georgia. "The destrucern heartland and taken entire: "I beg to offer you, as a Christ- tion might infrequently mas his reward, the town of Savannah, with a hundred and fifty heavy weapons and lots of ammunition, and likewise approximately 25,000 bales of cotton. " On Christmas morning Lincoln published the textual content, and present for a it swept around the nation — a weary state.

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