Sherman’s March to the Sea. Answer Guide. 1. Why was it hard to imagine that U.S. Grant and W.T. Sherman would be in command of the Union Army when the war first began? .
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Grant was unfairly accused of being a drunk, and Sherman was unfairly accused of being crazy. Grant was broke before the war and Sherman had failed at business.
Grant will confront main Confederate Army in Virginia while Sherman would attack Atlanta.
It becomes clear that Lincoln will win re-election to the Presidency.
He proposes a march from Atlanta to the Sea.
Total war is a war of psychology waged by destroying everything that could help the enemy such as its infrastructure, supply lines, and scaring soldiers into deserting so they would help their families.
They burned 30% of the city to the ground.
Sherman tells his troops to plunder the countryside and take anything they need to sustain the army. The army is living off the land and will exhaust their supplies quickly if they don’t take from the Southern people.
There are men over the age of 45 and boys younger than 18 fighting for the Confederacy.
They began to line the road with landmines called torpedoes.
Six hundred freed slaves were stranded on the banks of the Ebenezer Creek with General Wheeler’s calvary closing in.
He had taken the city of Savannah.
Sherman wants to take South Carolina and punish her for starting the war.
It was the first state to secede and the place where the war began.
He valued the lives of his soldiers more than the city and it helped end the war.
They were worried about what was happening at home and feared for their loved ones who were suffering. They had to chose between being patriotic or taking care of their families.
He marched his army down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
In the North Sherman was depicted as a hero who help save the Union while in the South people thought of him as a brutal monster.
Answer with at least two sentences.