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Sherman's March to the Sea

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Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color: Sherman's March to Savannah | History

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Civil War Sherman's March

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"Marching Through Georgia" - Union Civil War Song

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Sherman's March 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia' -60 sec

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Sherman Will March To The Sea + Marching Through Georgia

Sherman's March to the Sea was a military campaign of the American Civil War conducted through Georgia from November 15 until December 21, 1864, by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army. The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta on November 15 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21. His forces followed a "scorched earth" policy, destroying military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property and disrupting the Confederacy's economy and its transportation networks. The operation broke the back of the Confederacy and helped lead to its eventual surrender. Sherman's bold move of operating deep within enemy territory and without supply lines is considered to be one of the major achievements of the war.
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  • Background and objectives 

  • Opposing forces 

  • March 

  • Aftermath 

  • Legacy