Atlanta and the March to the Sea. Lsn 23. Grant’s Plan for 1864. Grant determined to “press” the Confederates on all sides in May 1864: Meade overland in the East. Sigel up the Shenandoah Valley. Butler up the James River. Sherman overland to Atlanta, GA. Banks toward Mobile, AL.
George McClellan, running on a peace platform, was Lincoln’s Democratic opponent
Allatoona Pass looking north, circa 1864
Sherman said, Forrest must be “hunted down and killed even if it costs 10,000 lives and bankrupts the Federal treasury”
After the war, Stephen Lee served as the first president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi (now Mississippi State) from 1880 to 1889
Chief among Sherman’s targets were railroads where his men twisted ties into “Sherman’s bow-ties”
The James Bennett house, site of Johnston’s surrender