s right was composed of the corps of Generals Osterhaus and Blair, and the left of the corps of Gen. J. C. Davis and A. S. Williams. General Kilpatrick commanded the cavalry, consisting of one division.
Sherman's entire force numbered 60,000 infantry and artillery and 5,500 cavalry.
On Nov. 11 Sherman cut the telegraph wires that connected Atlanta with Washington, and his army became an isolated column in the heart of an enemy's country.
It began its march for the sea on the morning of the 14th, when the entire city of Atlanta—excepting its court-house, churches, and dwellings— was committed to the flames.
The buildings 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, while the fire was raging, the bands played, and the soldiers chanted the stirring air and words, John Brown's soul goes marching on!
For thirty-six days that army moved