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Sherman's March to the Sea
Transcript of Sherman's March to the Sea
Sherman's army won the battles at Macon, the Ogeechee River, and Ebenezer Creek.
Battles Won and Lost
Specifics of Sherman's March
Sherman's March took place from November 15, 1864 to December 10, 1864
Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Charles R. Woods
Captain Augustus Bonard
Confederate Major George Anderson
Gen. J. R. McPherson
-Sherman believed that the war should end
-His goal was to terrify the southerners by showing them the awfulness
By Kate Mabry
Sherman's March to the Sea
I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman
One of 11 children
After war was upgraded to full general from 1869 - 1883
Died in 1891
Said to be "the most widely renowned of the Union’s military leaders next to U. S. Grant.”
His grandfather fought tecumseh.
Nickname - cump
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The Union suffered about 2,100 casualties total, and the Confederacy suffered about 1,000.
Marching through Georgia
The first battle was in Macon, which resulted in the Confederates suffering 650 casualties and the Union suffering only 62.
The second battle was on the Ogeechee River, where they captured Fort McAllister.
The third battle was at Ebenezer Creek. Jeffeson Davis took away the bridge. Many slaves drowned trying to cross the creek. Later, when criticized, Sherman claimed this act was necessary.
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