Sherman Scorches Georgia

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Sherman Scorches Georgia a. Battle of Chattanooga i. Union forces under Grant had driven Confederates from Chickamauga, TN to Chattanooga, NC ii. November 1863 – Grant laid siege and defeated the Confederates at Chattanooga. This opened a way for an invasion of Georgia iii. Grant was made the head general of the army b. General William Sherman and the Conquest of Georgia i. Conquest of GA was entrusted to General William Sherman ii. September 1864 – He captured Atlanta and burned the city iii. December 1864 – Sherman’s 60,000 troops marched all the way to Savannah, GA. They: 1. Lived off the land 2. Stole from the houses 3. Burned the buildings 4. Tore up railroads iv. Purposes of “Shermanizing” the South: 1. To destroy supplies destined for the Confederate army 2. To weaken the morale of the men at the front by waging war on their homes 3. Increase numbers of Confederate desertions v. Results of “Shermanizing” the South: 1. He probably shortened the struggle and saved lives 2. Discipline of the army broke down at times c. South Carolina and North Carolina i. After capturing Savannah, Sherman marched north to South Carolina
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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