Sherman's March

By Time-Life Books

Time-Life Civil struggle sequence 21 of 27

After common William Tecumseh Sherman took Atlanta in September 1864, common John B. Hood's military of Tennessee regrouped outdoor the town and countered the grouped open air town and countered the Federals by means of attacking northwest, towards Chattanooga. Rebuffed at Allatoona, Hood withdrew into Alabama as Sherman initiated his grand technique: Leaving basic George H. Thomas in Tennessee to house Hood, Sherman led his forces from Atlanta on a march southeastward to the ocean.

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