Lost Limbs Foundation

Sunday, September 1, 2013

General William Tecumseh Sherman

On this day in 1864, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman lays siege to Atlanta, Ga., a critical Confederate hub, shelling civilians and cutting off supply lines. The Confederates retreated, destroying the city's munitions as they went. On Nov. 15 of that year, Sherman's troops burned much of the city before continuing their march through the South. Sherman's Atlanta campaign was one of the most decisive victories of the Civil War.