Sherman's March to the Sea facts for kids
(Sherman's March to the Sea)
|Part of the American Civil War|
Union soldiers destroying telegraph poles and railroads, and freeing slaves, who are assisting Union soldiers in making their way to safety.
|United States (Union)||CSA (Confederacy)|
|Commanders and leaders|
|William T. Sherman||William J. Hardee
|*Army of the Tennessee
|Casualties and losses|
Sherman's March to the Sea is the name given to the military Savannah Campaign in the American Civil War. This was a march of troops through Georgia that lasted from November 15 to December 21, 1864. It was lead by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army.
The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia, on November 15. It ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21. His army burned military targets along with stores, other businesses, and the homes of the people who lived in their path. This ruined the Confederacy's economy and its means of travelling.
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