Sherman Prepares for His March

August 30 Sherman

In mid-November, 1864, General William T. Sherman made preparation to leave the city of Atlanta and begin his famed March to Sea.  Abandoning his supply lines and ignoring the movements of his main Confederate adversary, Sherman instead planned a march through the heart of Georgia, destroying anything remotely of use to the Confederacy and crushing the morale of the southern civilian population.

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