On this day in the Civil War, the Federal army commanded by General William T. Sherman begins its march through South Carolina. In December Sherman wrote a letter to General Halleck saying, “The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak vengeance upon South Carolina. I almost tremble at her fate, but feel that she deserves all that seems in store for her.”

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William T. Sherman

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress) 

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