A New York Times–bestselling author’s account of the devastating military campaign that broke the Confederacy’s back in the last months of the Civil War.
In November 1864, just days after the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln, Gen. William T. Sherman vowed to “make Georgia howl.” The hero of Shiloh and his 65,000 Federal troops destroyed the great city of Atlanta, captured Savannah, and cut a wide swath of destruction through Georgia and the Carolinas on their way to Virginia. A scorched-earth campaign that continues to haunt the Southern imagination, Sherman’s “March to the Sea” and ensuing drive north was a crucial turning point in the War between the States.
Weaving together hundreds of eyewitness accounts, bestselling author Burke Davis tells the story of this infamous episode from the perspective of the Union soldiers and the Confederate men and women who stood in their path. Eloquent, heartrending, and vastly informative, Sherman’s March brilliantly examines one of the most polarizing figures in American military history and offers priceless insights into the enduring legacy of the Civil War.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tbrennan1 - LibraryThing
Narrative account of Sherman's march through Gerorgia and the Carolina's in the American Civil War. The author through eyewitness accounts charts the effect on the civilians and slaves who were in the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - samfsmith - LibraryThing
Creative non-fiction. And you have to wonder about some of the sources - they seem pretty anecdotal, of the flavor of the virtuous Confederate women barring the door to the villainous Yankee invaders. How accurate can those accounts be? Read full review
The most gigantic pleasure expedition
We never wanted to fight
Our degradation was bitter
Even the sun seemed to hide its face
An inhuman barbarous proceeding
An almost criminal dislike of the Negro
No such army since the days of Julius Caesar
Well destroy no private property
For the first time I am ashamed
Kilpatricks shirttail skedaddle
They dont drive worth a damn
Whos doing this surrendering anyhow?