Marching Through Georgia (Hardcover) by Mills Lane
In May, 1864, the Union Army crossed from Tennessee into Georgia. After three months of furious battles in the Georgia mountains, Atlanta was bombarded and then captured in September. Then General William T. Sherman, with sixty-two horses, mules and cattle, twenty-five hundred wagons, six hundred ambulances and horde of stragglers marched across the heart of Georgia. The army occupied Savannah, at the sea, a few days before Christmas, Sherman’s purpose was to destroy the enemy’s economic system and to demoralize the civilians. For Georgians, this march was the most famous and terrible event of their state’s history, the last great act of war, the first act of Reconstruction and the symbol of more than a decade of human distress.
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