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The primary strategy for the north was twofold. To cut the southern states apart and capture key sea ports. Sherman goal was to capture Savannah thereby cutting off most of the south from Lee's army in Northern Virgina. (Grant had completed cutting the south in two in 1863 when he captured Vicksburg on the Mississippi River). Afterwards, Sherman was to head north eventually attacking Lee from the south while Grant attacked him from the north. Grant forced Lee out of Richmond and ended the war before Sherman arrived.

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General Sherman took his army to the sea at Savannah, Georgia, but the march continued all the way to Columbia, South Carolina.

The march through Georgia by General Sherman has always been defended as a means to end the US Civil War quickly. This is disputed. If General Lee had ripped apart the Northern areas he occupiedin his invasions of the North, he would have been condemned as a war criminal. The victors always get to write the history.

Union Major General William T. Sherman captured Atlanta, Georgia in September of 1864. He made Atlanta his headquarters for about one month. He planned his march to the sea and burned Atlanta as he departed. Then began his infamous march to the sea. This would end in Savannah, Georgia.

The North as a whole. The crossing of Georgia demonstrated vividly that the Confederacy was too weak to live, and that Sherman would soon be able to liberate the Carolinas too. It meant that the end was in sight.

Sherman invaded Georgia, with the "March to the Sea" campaign in order to end the war. He, as well as him men and the Union (U.S.A), were sick of the war and knew that the South would go on forever, for they had almost infinitely amount of people to throw into battle (slaves). He did so because the war needed to end, and if he didn't, then the war would have maybe lasted another 10 years.

William T Sherman did the march to Columbia. The march to Columbia isn't as recognized as the march to the sea, but it was also very destructive. These two marches were what you call total war which is were you take things you need and destroy the rest. This was what mostly devastated the south by the end of the war.

Dates:November 12-December 22, 1864Other Names:NoneLocation:From Atlanta to Savannah, GeorgiaKey Individuals Involved in Sherman's March to the Sea:Union: Major General William ShermanConfederate: Major General Joseph WheelerOutcome:Union Victory. Approx. 3100 casualties of which 2,100 were Union soldiers.Significance of Sherman's March to the Sea:Sherman presented Lincoln with Savannah, Georgia in what he called a 'Christmas gift'. He was able to strike in the heart of the Confederacy. His victories along with those of the other Union commanders were the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.

During the American Civil War, Union General Sherman bestowed upon President Lincoln the 'Christmas gift' of Savannah, Georgia, in December 1864. Serving as the triumphant conclusion to his famous (or, infamous) 'March to the Sea' from Atlanta, Sherman's conquest of the beautiful Southern coastal city was presented as a special gift for Lincoln during the end-of-year holiday, for which Lincoln was notably grateful.

In Christmas week 1864, when they reached Savannah and found that the Confederate army under Hardee had escaped into South Carolina. Having re-established telegraph links (after five weeks of worrying silence), Sherman sent Lincoln a joke-despatch, offering him the city of Savannah as a Christmas present.

Having failed to destroy the Army of Tennessee in Atlanta, he was now being ordered by Grant to pursue them into the mountains. Sherman thought he could end the war quicker by destroying the civilian infrastructure that supported the Confederate armies in the field, and decided on a major punitive raid through Georgia, burning farms and tearing up railroads. When he reached the sea, he would be able to relieve Savannah, one of the blockade-runners' favourite ports.

General Sherman's "March To The Sea" concluded in Savannah, Georgia on December 21st, 1864 when the Mayor of Savannah, Dr Richard Arnold, surrendered to General John Geary in return for a promise of safety from the same fate as that which occurred during Sherman's infamous march through Atlanta.

The war did not start with Sherman's march to the sea. That march was the innovative idea that helped to bring the war to its end. Contrary to Grant's plan, Sherman decided to ignore the army he had been ordered to destroy, cut free from his supply-line, and live off the land - rich Georgia farmland, which he then set out to wreck, partly to punish the civilians for joining a war against the USA, and partly to help starve the Confederate armies. Fortunately Sherman carried enough credibility with Grant to get this plan approved.

It began in Atlanta and ended in the liberation of the blockade-runners' port of Savannah. After a short break, Sherman continued his punitive raid on Southern farms and railroads, crossing the river into South Carolina.

William Tecumseh ("Teak") Sherman, the Civil War General who teamed up successfully with Ulysses Grant, and helped to end the war by crossing Georgia almost unmolested, demonstrating that the Confederacy was too weak to survive.

Grant was willing to fight hard enough to end the war. Sherman instituted the tactic of destroying an enemy's infrastructure and ability to wage war. Example: Sherman's march to the sea through Atlanta, GA.

After Sherman had put the boot into Georgia in his March to the Sea, the wretched Georgians pleaded with him to move on and do the same to South Carolina. Sherman was only too pleased to oblige - and crossed into SC in early-Feb 1865, handing out just punishment to the State that had started the war in a spirit of such defiant arrogance with dancing in the streets. There wasn't much to dance about after Sherman had burned down the state capital (Columbia), whether or not deliberately is still debated.

When Sherman cut through the South he went straight through Tennessee to North Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean, which once again split the confederacy in two and made the Union's victory inevitable.

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The City of Savannah - in other words, the triumphant end of the March to the Sea. Sherman was celebrating his first chance to send signals to Washington, when he linked up with the US Navy. (Across Georgia, the wires had been cut.) As it was Christmas week, he offered the city to Lincoln as a joke-present.

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Under the direction of General US Grant, General William T. Sherman, led a campaign that captured and destroyed Atlanta in 1864. Shortly thereafter he began his infamous "March to the Sea". Sherman's troops destroyed all they could so that Southern forces could not salvage supplies from Sherman's campaign. At that point in time the war, Lincoln, Grant and Sherman believed that "total war" was the fastest way to end the US Civil War. There was a good deal of controversy over the humanity of the devastation that Sherman's troops laid on Georgia.

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