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Sherman Marches North

March Through The Carolinas

In late January 1865, following his capture of Savannah, Georgia the previous month, General William T. Sherman commenced his March Through the Carolinas, with the objective of destroying war materials and public property in South and North Carolina, and eventually linking up with Ulysses Grant’s forces in Virginia.  During the same week, Confederate President Jefferson Davis would appoint General Robert E. Lee as General-in-Chief of all Confederate armies.

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