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Sherman's March To The Sea

 Sherman's March To The Sea

VAV!/December 12, 2014

This I construe as the end of my military career. In looking back upon the past I can only say, with millions of others, that I have done many things I should not have done, and have left undone still more which ought to have been done; that I can see where hundreds of opportunities have been neglected, but on the whole am content; and feel sure that I can travel this broad country of ours, and be each night the welcome guest in palace or cabin; and, as "all the world's stage, And all the men and women merely players," I claim the privilege to ring down the curtain. ~ W. T. SHERMAN, General.

General Sherman's March to the Sea, otherwise known as the Savannah Campaign, was commanded by Major General William Tecumseh "Cump" Sherman (1820–1891) of the Union Army. The Army's march began in the devastated city of Atlanta, Georgia on November 15, 1864 and continued onward until December 21, 1864 with the capture of the port of Savannah. The March is regarded as one of the most demoralizing movements against civilians during the great Civil War. The overall damage to America's industry and Infrastructure is incalculable.


All told, by the end of Sherman's March to the sea, had covered 285 miles within 5 weeks.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 December 2014 05:56 )

The Decades - Art Deco

Fanny Brice Of The The Ziegfeld Follies

Fanny Brice Of The The Ziegfeld Follies

Pictured above:  Fanny Brice

VAV!/February 29, 2012

"I breathed and ate and drank and lived theater -- in my neighborhood were all the nationalities of all of Europe. ...

The Decades - Art Deco

Inez Milholland Boissevain - American Joan Of Arc

Inez Milholland Boissevain - American Joan Of Arc

Pictured above: Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Wash...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2014 06:39 )

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The 1913 National American Woman's Suffrage Association March

The 1913 National American Woman's Suffrage Association March

Pictured above:  Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Was...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 05:16 )

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May Mail Babies By Parcel Post

May Mail Babies By Parcel Post

Pictured above: Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute

VAV!/February 8, 2014

When the  Parcel Post System was introduced to Americans on July 1, 1913  its growth wa...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 May 2014 05:33 )

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