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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
rcumstances appeared favorable, to go south- Sherman and his Generals. Sherman's troops burningis 15,000 men, made but a feeble resistance. Sherman's loss was 171 men. General Grant arrangedposition in front was, at least, perilous; so Sherman began a series of successful flanking movemenmas full power over all the troops under his (Sherman's) command excepting four corps. He also gav in the heart of the city, covering 200 General Sherman moving out of Atlanta. Map showing country covered in Sherman's March to the sea. acres of ground, formed a great conflagration; and, whrds Augusta to mislead the Confederates as to Sherman's destination, also to cover the passage of tipal railways in Georgia over long distances, Sherman was prepared to make a final conquest of the on of Savannah on Dec. 22, 1864. On the 26th Sherman wrote to President Lincoln: I beg to present re turned back at the crossings of rivers. Sherman appointed Jan. 15, 1865, as the day for begin[21 more...]