This picture shows General Sherman and his generals together. Sherman's March to Sea began in Atlanta on November 15th, 1864 and ended in Savannah on December 21, 1864. After leaving Atlanta on November 16th, he went on a campaign which ended with the overtaking of Savannah on December 21st. Sherman had nearly 100,000 men at the beginning of his
This is a great source of information and images, both original and digital, about Sherman's March to The Sea. Many people, specifically from the South, have very pointed opinions about Sherman. Only some of these ideas are based on facts however. This article is relevant to the study of Georgia History because it accurately explains many of the reasons why Sherman conducted his ruthless march in the manner that he did.
General William T. Sherman led over 60,000 soldiers on a march which extended to 285 miles long, stretching from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. This event was held from November 15th till December 21,1864. The reason for this march was to make Georgia's population nervous and end up leaving the allied cause. They burned down houses and stole goods from people who were bold enough to fight back.