Sherman's March To The Sea

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Sherman´s March to the Sea was the most destructive campaign against a civilian population during the Civil War; it began in Atlanta on November 15, 1864, and concluded in Savannah on December 21.The purpose of this “March to the Sea” was to frighten Georgia 's civilian population into abandoning the Confederate cause.Sherman led more than 60,000 soldiers on a 285 mile march. Sherman wanted his march to be so secret that he cut telegraph line to avoid enemy reports of his location.When he was on his was he burned houses.He also had militia encounters,The first encounter came east of macon in Griswoldville on November 22.The Confederates suffered many deaths.The second encounter was in Ogeechee River twelve miles below Savannah.Once Sherman
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