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William Tecumseh Sherman
February 8, 1820 William Tecumseh Sherman is born, Lancaster, Ohio
  William Tecumseh Sherman
February 22, 1864 First battle of Dalton
February 27, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
May 8, 1864 Battle of Rocky Face (Dalton)
May 11, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
May 13, 1864 Battle of Resaca
May 13, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  General George Thomas
May 18, 1864 Battle of Adairsville
  Godfrey Barnsley and Barnsley Gardens
  William Tecumseh Sherman
May 25, 1864 Battle of New Hope Church
May 26, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
May 29, 1864 Battle of Dallas
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
June 22, 1864 Battle of Kolb's Farm
  William Tecumseh Sherman
June 27, 1864 Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
  Civil War - 1864
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Cobb County, Georgia
July 10, 1864 More than 200 women and female children may have been sexually assaulted near the site of the Roswell Cotton Mill. Although compelling evidence exists to support this theory, it is all circumstantial.
  William Tecumseh Sherman
July 20, 1864 Battle of Peachtree Creek
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  General George Thomas
July 22, 1864 Battle of Atlanta
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
July 28, 1864 Battle of Ezra Church
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
July 30, 1864 Battle of Brown's Mill
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Battle of Brown's Mill
August 2, 1864 Stoneman's Raiders are repelled by Georgia Rebels at Barber's Creek
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
August 5, 1864 Battle of Utoy Creek
August 7, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
August 14, 1864 Second battle of Dalton
August 15, 1864
  Civil War - 1864
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
August 20, 1864 Battle of Lovejoy's Station
  Civil War - 1864
  Clayton County, Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
August 31, 1864 Battle of Jonesboro (Jonesborough)
September 1, 1864
  Clayton County, Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
September 5, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman arrives in Atlanta
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
October 5, 1864 Battle of Allatoona Pass
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
November 9, 1864 General William Tecumseh Sherman issues the first orders (Special Orders No. 120), from Kingston, Georgia (Bartow County) directly related to his "March to the Sea." Over the next few days the city of Rome will be destroyed and track from Atlanta to Chattanooga will be torn up, some transported to Tennessee for later use, some twisted into Sherman's hairpins or Sherman's neckties and left by the side of the railroad.
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  March to the Sea
  Rome, Georgia
November 15, 1864 City of Atlanta burned under orders from General Sherman during the March to the Sea. A special battering ram was used to destroy the stone and brick railroad depot. Because of the city's size, it took the Union Cavalry nearly a day to complete the task, beginning this evening and completing the task the following afternoon.
  Civil War - 1864
  March to the Sea
  William Tecumseh Sherman
November 22, 1864 Battle of Griswoldville. General P. J. Phillips advances into the Right Wing of Sherman's Army and attacks the battle-hardened veterans with militia. The result is a disasterous, pointless loss for the Confederates.
  March to the Sea
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Brigadier General Pleasant J. Philips
  Battle of Griswoldville
November 28, 1864 Battle of Buckhead Creek
  Civil War - 1864
  March to the Sea
  William Tecumseh Sherman
December 4, 1864 Battle of Waynesborough
  Civil War - 1864
  March to the Sea
  William Tecumseh Sherman
December 13, 1864 Sherman captures Fort McAllister. Two miles east of the fort his men make contact with the waiting Union fleet marking the end of the March to the Sea
  Civil War - 1864
  March to the Sea
  William Tecumseh Sherman
December 21, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman captures Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Civil War - 1864
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  March to the Sea
February 14, 1891 William Tecumseh Sherman dies, New York City
  William Tecumseh Sherman


General William Tecumseh Sherman is regarded as the "Father of Modern Warfare" for his advance from Kingston, Georgia to a point 3 miles due east of Fort McAlister known as the March to the Sea. This event is often wrongly combined with another set of battles known as the Atlanta Campaign. The two events are distinct. The Atlanta Campaign, which began in early May, 1864, ended with the fall of Atlanta on September 2, 1864. The March to the Sea, according to Sherman, began in Kingston, Georgia (Sherman had stopped there as he chased General John B. Hood around northwest Georgia) and ended when he reached ships waiting his arrival off the coast of Georgia south of Savannah.

Sherman then marched to roughly 18 miles south of General Robert E. Lee's position in Virginia, forcing Lee to surrender.

For a complete biography, focusing on his Georgia years, please see William Tecumseh Sherman, a north Georgia notable





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