Sherman's Mississippi Campaign by Buck T. Foster

By Buck T. Foster

The practice session for the March to the Sea. 



With the autumn of Vicksburg to Union forces in mid-1863, the Federals all started paintings to increase and consolidate their carry at the decrease Mississippi Valley. As part of this plan, significant normal William Tecumseh Sherman set out from Vicksburg on February three, 1864, with a military of a few 25,000 infantry and a battalion of cavalry. They anticipated to be joined via one other Union strength relocating south from Memphis and supported themselves off the land as they traveled due east throughout Mississippi.


Sherman entered Meridian on February 14 and punctiliously destroyed its railroad amenities, munitions vegetation, and cotton shops, prior to returning to Vicksburg. even though no longer a very potent crusade by way of enemy infantrymen captured or killed, it deals a wealthy chance to monitor how this large-scale raid presaged Sherman’s Atlanta and Carolina campaigns, revealing the transformation of Sherman’s strategic thinking.


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