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The Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea

The Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea

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The Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea

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  1. The Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea

  2. What was the primary Confederate strategy in early 1864? How were Atlanta’s fall and Sherman’s march significant, from both Northern and Southern perspectives? Questions for Today

  3. William Tecumseh Sherman

  4. “The fall of Atlanta would not be a mortal blow to our cause, but it would be a severe one, and a blow that would be felt throughout the Confederacy, and from which we could only recover by timely and energetic action.” Macon Daily Telegraph, July 1864 Southern Viewpoint

  5. Map of Atlanta CAMPAIGN

  6. Destruction in Atlanta

  7. Route of Sherman’s March

  8. “I walked to the gate. There they came filing up. I hastened back to my frightened servants and told them that they had better hide, and then went back to the gate to claim protection and a guard. But like demons they rush in! My yards are full. To my smoke-house, my dairy, pantry, kitchen, and cellar, like famished wolves they come, breaking locks and whatever is in their way.… My eighteen fat turkeys, my hens, chickens, and fowls, my young pigs, are shot down in my yard and hunted as if they were rebels themselves. Utterly powerless I ran out and appealed to the guard…. As night drew its sable curtains around us, the heavens from every point were lit up with flames from burning buildings. Dinnerless and supperless as we were, it was nothing in comparison with the fear of being driven out homeless to the dreary woods.” Dolly Lunt’s Diary Entry, 1864

  9. Sherman’s Campaign in the Carolinas

  10. The fall of Atlanta, the Confederacy’s second-most important city, was a blow to the Confederate war machine, but it also was significant because it ensured Lincoln’s re-election • Sherman’s March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign demonstrated that the Union planned to break Confederate resolve and strip them of their resources, no matter the cost to the civilian population CONCLUSIONS