Sherman's March to the Sea

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    Noah Andre Trudeau is an American historian born on February 23, 1949, who has written books and produced programs for National Public Radio. He studied history at the State University of New York at Albany. Trudeau has written many books, one of them is Sherman’s March To The Sea. This book is about Sherman’s epic march to the sea. It talk about what he did and who he worked with. Also about how he led more than 60,000 Union troops to blaze a path from Atlanta to Savannah. This book is based on the people who survived the the Southern Storm to vividly describe the war as it was. The March began with Sherman’s troops leaving the city of Atlanta, Georgia, on November 15, 1864, this war was from Atlanta, Georgia to the Atlantic Ocean. The…

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    Sherman’s Total War Sherman’s March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign employed total warfare, an essential tactic to defeating the Confederate Army. Union General William T. Sherman’s plan was a key factor in winning the civil war. His plan was to lead a destructive march to the sea and through the Carolinas, a risky idea. On this brutal march Sherman guarantees success with total war; a tactic he pioneered. The resistance that was left to face Sherman’s army was a picnic for him to defeat.…

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    Sherman’s March to the Sea I was born on October 5, 1845, in Atlanta, Georgia, and have lived there ever since. On December 11, 1864, my life ended tragically. The Civil War has changed my life for the worst. It all started with Atlanta being shattered. That was when everything in Georgia started falling apart. Atlanta had everything: it was a railroad hub, it had factories, foundries, and warehouses that kept the army equipped with food and weapons. But sadly it got demolished by the Union.…

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    That was the concept that people have used to describe General William Sherman’s outrageous tactics. History says that the idea of total war did not originate for almost another century until after World War II, but I would argue that it started with the burning of Atlanta, Georgia. Total war focuses on not only one’s enemy, but it also affects the local populous and in this case their support for the secession. General William Sherman did this with a very un-Sherman like tactics. General…

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    General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea really encompassed nearly the whole State of Georgia. Just as Jackson sought to wage war in an indirect fashion against the political will of the Union to maintain the war by near constant threats to the capitol and by typing up troops, Sherman sought to undermine the civilian population of the south in order to shirk Confederate forces in the Eastern Theater that confronted Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant in front of Richmond and Petersburg.…

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    Part A: Plan of Investigation Topic: Was Gen. William T. Sherman’s march to Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War a justifiable use of total war? General Sherman’s march from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia was a justifiable use of total war. To prove this, one first needs a clear definition of total war. Total war can be defined as a war in which one side uses all of its available resources to complete its goal at any costs. Sherman’s march to Atlanta fits this definition…

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    a seemingly positive outcome, but it took many brutal battles and inequitable decisions to get there. Therefore, the Civil War was an unjust war. Innocent people were affected negatively by the war. Sherman’s March destroyed innocent Southerner’s land and property, and Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. Even though there were many negative effects of the Civil War, slavery was abolished by the end of the war. Firstly, the Civil War was unjust because Sherman’s March to the Sea destroyed the…

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    Sherman's Savannah campaign, as well as his march through the Carolinas, was one of the most momentous, and controversial campaigns of the latter part of the American civil war. Some historians, and individuals would argue that this campaign was nothing more than a mere military operation that brought about the abeyance of the Confederacy’s military capabilities, and the weakening of the morale of the citizenry of the southern states. Consequently, this group argues that Sherman’s March to the…

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    William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea in 1864 may have lead to our victory for the North, “It may have been an simple plan of action but it was boldly executed.” Before Sherman’s March to the Sea he fought in the Second Seminole War and the Mexican war. He also had two practice runs in Meridian and one with General Nathaniel. Sherman had to go through military school first to be a general. He was in the top six of his class. Then the Union Government invited him to lead the Tennessee army on…

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    war in his infamous “march to the sea” in 1864. Total war had a devastating effect on the people of the South during the Civil war because it demolished their homes and livelihood. Total war mainly affected women, children, and men unable to serve in the military. These individuals were mostly affected because the rest were fighting the war. The women and children were left behind to care for the home. When General Sherman…

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