Sherman's March to the Sea

Subject: History
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: History

Sherman's March to the Sea

General Sherman left Atlanta with 62,000 men and headed toward the Georgia coast. Traveling the rail lines to Savannah, his army laid waste to the countryside, burning crops, confiscating supplies, destroying buildings, and ripping up rail tracks. This History Classroom program examines how Sherman's destruction of the South laid the foundation for a new generation of warfare.

Click on link to resource for a study guide. (PDF)


60-minute runtime; two-year copyright clearance.

May 21 at 6:00 AM ET/PT

Sherman's March to the Sea

comments powered by Disqus

Related Tools & Resources

Sherman's March

History interactive lets users explore General Sherman's march through the south during the Civil War.

March: History Programming & Resources

This month's History programming and resources.

Comcast Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a major milestone of the Civil Rights Movement and where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, His Dream, Our Stories chronicles the March and Legacy of Dr. King through the commentary by its leaders. Students can also share their family stories at His Dream, Our Stories website.

Bucky's Never Sea Hunt

Join Jake and the Never Land Pirates as they use a treasure map to navigate through this enchanting game.

March: Programming & Resources

Check out this month's highlights of cable’s educational content and resources that serve your educational needs.