November 15 1864 CE – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman Begins His March to the Sea by Burning Atlanta

November 15 1864 CE – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman Begins His March to the Sea by Burning AtlantaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In a bid to unhinge the Confederate States of America’s ability to make war against the Union Army, General William Tecumseh Sherman launched an aggressive strategy against the South by turning his soldiers toward Savannah, Georgia on November 15, 1864. Beginning his “March to the Sea” in the smoldering city of Atlanta, he hoped to move east to the Atlantic, then turn north to sandwich the army of Robert E. Lee between his own and that of his commander, Ulysses S. Grant, to end the […]