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General Sherman used this house as his headquarters when the Federal army occupied Savannah, Georgia during the Civil War.

On this day in the Civil War, Union General William T. Sherman and his army leave Atlanta to begin the famous march to the sea. The 62,000 man army will live off the land throughout the march. Prior to the march Sherman says, “I can make this march, and make Georgia howl.”

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General William T. Sherman

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On this day in the Civil War, General Hood’s Confederate army attacks the Federal army commanded by General Oliver O. Howard.

The Battle occurs near Jonesboro, Georgia, with the Confederates taking 10 times the number of casualties as Federal troops.

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Oliver O. Howard

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On this day in the Civil War, Union General William T. Sherman moves his army closer to Atlanta, Georgia.

Confederate General John B. Hood and his army wait for the Federal advance.

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General Sherman

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