Making Georgia Howl
- Sherman's March lasted from November 15 to December 21, 1864, beginning in Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.
- The purpose of the march was to frighten the civilians of Georgia from supporting and taking place in the South's rebellion.
- The 60,000 troops led by Union General William T. Sherman stole livestock and food, then proceeded to burn anything they couldn't carry.
- Sherman explained the South needed to, "make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war."
- The march caused the fall of Georgia, which as a symbol of pride and strength in the South.
- Sherman's March took place a little over a month long starting in Atlanta, Georgia and ending in Savannah, Georgia.
- While on the march, Sherman's troops stole livestock, crops, and valuables, then burned everything else in their path.
- If a civilian got in their way, they were killed.