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.
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60-minute runtime; two-year copyright clearance.
May 21 at 6:00 AM ET/PT
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