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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.”


General William T. Sherman

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)