‘With Hood’s Army Destroyed You Can Go Where You Please’ – Grant to Postpone Sherman’s March to the Sea?

November 1, 1864 (Tuesday) Though Sherman’s plan to march across Georgia seemed like it was a foregone conclusion, it was not quite so, though Sherman certainly wished it to be. Writing after the war, in his memoirs, Sherman even treats it as such. But on this date, General Grant nearly postponed the whole thing. AnRead More

Sherman Divides His Forces – Mostly Doesn’t Pursue Hood

October 31, 1864 (Monday) While John Bell Hood and his army crossed the Tennessee River from Tuscumbia over into Florence, William Tecumseh Sherman was making plans to storm across the state of Georgia, making sure to leave enough force to deal with Hood. To make this happen, Sherman detached the Fourth Corps, under David Stanley,Read More