A B C’s of The Civil War

Here are the next two letters

S is for Savannah

 Sherman and his troops reached Savannah Georgia on December 10, 1864. The Confederates garrisoned there had no hope of stopping the coming tide from the Northern soldiers. December 20, 1864 the city fell. Sherman wrote to Lincoln in a telegraph ” I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with 150 heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about 25,000 bales of cotton.”

T is for General William Booth Taliaferro

General William Taliaferro (Confederate) was at many of the major battles with the Army of Northern Virginia. He served under “Stonewall” during the early years of the war. In 1862 he was given command of the Savannah area. He served the Confederacy till the end of the war and was wounded once at Second Manassas.

Published in: on March 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm  Comments Off on A B C’s of The Civil War  
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