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US Civil War

Which civil war commander announced the city of Savannah as a Christmas present to the President and the country?

Answer

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07/09/2014

It was General William T. Sherman who offered the city of Savannah (Georgia) to President Lincoln as a Christmas present. With the city having fallen to the Union troops commanded by Sherman, he sent a telegraph message to the president on December 22, 1864, announcing the "gift".