March to the Sea
Burning of the South
Simple Facts About it!
- May of 1864
- Done by William Tecumseh Sherman
- Ordered by President Lincoln
- 60 mile wide march through the South, burning any military goods that would help the South continue fighting
- Used to punish the citizens and soliders of the CSA for starting the war
Route of March
This is the route that Sherman took during his campaign to burn the South.
The Union Army under control of Sherman to tear up the Southern railroads.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Genreal William T. Sherman
During this March?
Sherman's March to the Sea was an example of total war, which was a favorite war tactic of Sherman. During this march, he burned the city of Atlanta, Georgia to the ground, many Southern farms and plantations. This destroyed most of the South and after this had been excecuted, the Southern economy was in shambles.
Sherman liked the city of Savannah so much to where he didn't burn it down during his march through the South