Sherman’s March to the Sea – By S. McBride

Union forces under General William Tecumseh Sherman had taken Atlanta in the early days of September, 1864, but the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee under General John Bell Hood hadn’t gone far.  They encamped south of the captured city while Hood made plans to lure Sherman away from Atlanta and into battle in the field.  Indeed, President Jefferson Davis had told cheering crowds in Georgia and South Carolina that “I see no chance for Sherman to escape from a defeat or a disgraceful retreat”.

Read the entire article in the Nov. 20th edition of the Express.