AMERICAN CIVIL WAR(1861 1865)
SHERMANS MARCH TO THE SEA[SOURCES]
(C) ** Georgia
Concept note-1: -The March to the Sea, the most destructive campaign against a civilian population during the Civil War (1861-65), began in Atlanta on November 15, 1864, and concluded in Savannah on December 21, 1864.
Concept note-2: -In 1864, soldiers marched in a 20-day campaign across Georgia to cripple the Confederacy.
Concept note-3: -Through this march, Sherman wanted to show the people of the South that the Confederacy could not protect them from the Union. He thought that if he could inflict the psychological hardships of war on to the people of the South, he could break Southern morale and support for the war.
Concept note-4: -Not only did he take control of Atlanta, a major railroad hub, and Savannah, a major sea port, but he laid the land between Atlanta and Savannah to waste, destroying all that was in his path.