Sherman From Atlanta to the Sea


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Answered the Call for Reinforcements
Aug 16, 2015
"Nov. 16th. Left Atlanta at 1 P.M. It seemed as if we were about to commence a new life. What doubts, what hopes and fears filled our minds as we took up our line of march, to see those mighty trains as they moved along conveying all that our vast army depended upon for subsistence. In case our undertaking succeeded our supplies were ample, if we failed they were not, the future alone must decide that."
Read the rest of Captain James Royal Ladd's description of the 'March to the Sea' at


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Oct 10, 2012
Mt. Jackson, Va
Sherman ordered 2,500 wagons be loaded with supplies for the journey which included ten days worth of food. Brigades would form "forage parties" to gather supplies en route.