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Savannah was at a hinge point of the campaign across Georgia and then north to the Carolinas. As Savannah was a major port it served as a good base from which to launch the next phase of Sherman's march. An intact Savannah was more useful to the overall campaign than a ravaged city.

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What commander captured the city of Savannah?

William Sherman


What City was to pretty for Sherman to destroy?

Savannah Georgia


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city of Savannah


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What Union general captured the City of Savannah Georgia in the US Civil War?

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Which union commander captured the city of Savannah?

The city of Savannah was captured by Gen. William Sherman on December 21, 1864, after its evacuation by the Confederate garrison.


Why didn't Sherman burn Savannah?

Sherman thought their was a treasure in Savannah that the union army needed.


What was the outcome of the US Civil War Battle of Savannah?

The most commonly referred to Battle of Savannah refers to the one in the US Civil War. There, as Union General William T. Sherman was marching to Savannah to meet with US Navy ships in the city's port, the Confederate army had evacuated Savannah. The mayor of the city asked Sherman to allow it to surrender rather than having the Union army destroy the city. Sherman accepted the surrender.


Sherman's march to Savannah was called?

Sherman's March to the Sea


Who won the battle of Savannah civil war?

There wasn't one. When Sherman reached the Savannah area, he expected a battle for the city with the small Confederate army defending it. But that army escaped across the river into South Carolina, and Sherman occupied the city unopposed.


What date was the US Civil War Battle of Savannah fought?

On December 17, 1864, Confederate troops under the command of General Hardee evacuated the city of Savannah, Georgia. On the next day, the city's mayor informed General Sherman that he's surrender the city. Sherman's forces entered the city without resistance and Sherman spared it any destruction.


What city did general sherman reach on December 22 1864?

Fredericksburg, Virginia ANSWER. The advance guard of Sherman's Army entered the city of Savannah, but already on Dec. 21, 1864.


Was Savannah burned?

No. Sherman was expecting a battle there, but the small Confederate army under Hardee escaped across the river into South Carolina, where the Union troops wouild soon follow them. By this time, Sherman felt he had made his point in Georgia, and decided to spare the city from destruction. It was really South Carolina's turn to feel his anger, as it was the state that had started the war. Popular tradition also maintains that Sherman had once loved a girl from Savannah, and felt sentimental about the city - the subject of a recent novel.


William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea headed toward what city and state?

From Atlanta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia-


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

William T. Sherman


What did sherman offer lincoln as a Christmas present in 1864?

The City of Savannah - he had ended his crossing of Georgia there on Christmas Eve.


What city did General Sherman present to President Lincoln as a Christmas gift in 1864?

The Confederate city of Savannah. William P. Sherman had finished his historical march to the sea, starting off by capturing Georgia and ripping his way to the east coast. His final city he overthrew was the city of Savannah , which he gave to his idol President Lincoln as a rather large Christmas gift.


What did Sherman give Lincoln as a Christmas gift?

The Confederate city of Savannah. William P. Sherman had finished his historical march to the sea, starting off by capturing Georgia and ripping his way to the east coast. His final city he overthrew was the city of Savannah , which he gave to his idol President Lincoln as a rather large Christmas gift.


Present that Sherman gave Abraham Lincoln?

The Confederate city of Savannah. William P. Sherman had finished his historical march to the sea, starting off by capturing Georgia and ripping his way to the east coast. His final city he overthrew was the city of Savannah , which he gave to his idol President Lincoln as a rather large Christmas gift.


Sherman's March to the sea location?

Atlanta to Savannah.


What town did sherman capture as he reached the sea?

Savannah


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

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".


What did Sherman give Lincoln after the March to the Sea?

A joke greeting by telegraph, offering him the city of Savannah, which he had just occupied, as a Christmas present.