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"fort mcallister" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

02:42 min | 3 months ago

"fort mcallister" Discussed on WTVN

"I'm Christian Spicer, writer Podcaster and a huge fan of the last of us. In this show will be recapping the story of part one while diving deep into the making of will be talking to people like writer and creative director Neil Druckman. First they don't like each other, and by the end of it, they are going to love each other, like the way a parent loves a child or a child loves their parent, and they're willing to do anything for each other. You'll hear from voice actors like Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker. I feel like the line is blurred between me and Ellie. At this point. She may be a monster for right now. She's a little girl and I can't abandon a little girl and we'll be talking to some of the developers who created the game from the ground up. I could sense how different this game was from any other game that existed before the fact that the game has both clicker ripping your throat out and Ellie telling you a joke from a joke book. I think that makes for just a really rich and multifaceted experience. You want us to just leave you here? Yes, there's no way I will not turn into one of those things. How could you nuns, Traffic weather Sports and the mark Blazer show on 6 10 w T V N like to welcome in Jay Ratliff, Our aviation expert, of course, day trade. Fun too, as well. But J Welcome to the Mark Blazer Show once again. How are you, brother? I've been fine, Sherry. I've been bouncing back and forth between our home here just south of Dayton and our home in Savannah. So week, 23 weeks here two weeks. They're just kind of back and forth. You know, my business is affordable. I can I can go over. I want to go. That's such a beautiful thing, man. And it just reminded me that The Savannah. We're going 20 minutes east and there were going to Tybee Island next month. So we're going to. We're going to venture down there for our first time. Check out time. The island. But yes, we'll be in your in your neighborhood there, man. It's about 20 minutes from me, my friend. You just let me know the dates. You're down there. We'll treat you to dinner. Yeah, that's for the whole crew. Oh, wow. That's that's fantastic. That's what you high rollers do. Okay. All right, all right. It's not a high roller, just It's a fun place. It's There's a lot of history down there and we live near Fort McAllister and I love anything Revolutionary War or, you know, Civil war connected where the history is there, so that kind of stuff is always fun to look at. What a great area man where the cicada is really bad down there. Did they get that? The saying that can be bad for a month, and then they leave and here come the horse flies and We live on a peninsula with water on both sides, So you tend to get them a little bit more than others. But I'm told it's temporary. All I know that it we've got.

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"fort mcallister" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:34 min | 3 months ago

"fort mcallister" Discussed on WTVN

"Jim. 83 right now. Thank you for listening. It's the mark Blazer show with Josh. Cease like to welcome in Jay Ratliff, Our aviation expert, of course, day trade. Fun too, as well. But J Welcome to the Mark Blazer Show once again. How are you, brother? I've been fine, Sherry. I've been bouncing back and forth between our home here just south of Dayton and our home in Savannah. So week, 23 weeks here two weeks. They're just kind of back and forth. You know, my business is affordable. I can I can go over. I want to go. That's such a beautiful thing, man. And it just reminded me that The Savannah. We're going 20 minutes east of there. We're going to Tybee Island next month. So we're going to. We're going to venture down there for our first time. Check out time. The island. But yes, we'll be in your in your neighborhood there, man. It's about 20 minutes from me, my friend. You just let me know the dates. You're down there. We'll treat you to dinner. Yeah, that's for the whole crew. Oh, wow. That's that's fantastic. That's what you high rollers do. Okay. All right, all right. It's not a high roller. Just it's a fun place. It's There's a lot of history down there and we live near Fort McAllister and I love anything Revolutionary War or, you know, Civil war connected where the history is there, so that kind of stuff is always fun to look at. What a great area man where the cicada is really bad down there. Did they get that saying that's can be bad for a month, and then they leave and here come the horse flies and We live on a peninsula with water on both sides, So you tend to get him a little bit more than others. But I'm told it's temporary. All I know that it we've got.

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"fort mcallister" Discussed on This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

07:48 min | 11 months ago

"fort mcallister" Discussed on This Day in History Class

"You've got to try oxy clean odor blasters for yourself to work your magic with oxy clean go to oxy dot com slash. Try me an order of free sample. That's oxy clean dot com slash t. r. y. m. e. for a free odor blaster sample while supplies last melissa from michigan. I work an extra part time job serving lunch and my child's school but i so can't afford to put food on our table daniel from california choosing whether to pay the rent or pay to fix the car to get to work doesn't leave us much at all now. We can't even pay for meals. Hunger is a story we can end. End it at feeding. America dot org brought to you by feeding america and the ad council. Everyone it's even just wanted to let you know that. You'll be hearing episode for me and an episode from tracy wilson today. Hope you enjoyed the show. Welcome to this day in history class. From how stuff works dot com and from the desk of stuff. You missed in history class. It's the show where we explore the past one day at a time with quick. Look at what happened today in history. Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm tracy be wilson and it's november fifteenth major general william tecumseh sherman's march to the sea began on this day in eighteen. Sixty four this happened during the us civil war. And it's more formerly known as the georgia and carolinas campaign. the union army had captured atlanta in september and had removed at civilian population with the intent of keeping atlanta is a strictly military base. It had also destroyed factories and railroads and buildings basically anything that might be useful to the confederacy. Many homes in atlanta were also burned although it wasn't the wholesale destruction of the entire city as it's often popularly imagined the march from atlanta started on november fifteenth and sermons force was divided into two approximately equal wings. They continued southeast toward savannah. Georgia where they would arrive. On december twenty second this was not though a straight unbroken line the two wings progressed in four columns with the right wing shifting south toward macon georgia and the left-wing shifting north toward augusta georgia. This was to make it seem as though maybe those cities were the real objective but both columns shifted once again. Bypassed both cities. This march was incredibly destructive. The intent was to rob the confederacy of anything. That could possibly make use of and to terrify the civilian population and try to encourage a faster southern surrender so the union army took anything that was edible or valuable from plantations and from farms that they passed. Sherman had promised to make georgia howl so. They burned out buildings and farms and sometimes homes. They kept destroying real roads. Cutting telegraph lines and burning stores and supplies. They were as they went. Also emancipating people who were enslaved on these properties so in theory this destruction and it was definitely destructive. Was supposed to have some limits. Sherman gave orders not to enter people's homes and win seizing livestock. They were supposed to focus on things that were owned by rich people rather than what was owned by the poor. The people who weren't resisting supposed to be left alone as much as possible. The intent after all was to deprive the confederacy of anything that could be useful and terrify into surrendering. it wasn't to punish the poorest civilians and the freed people who really had nothing else but an practice. These orders that were supposed to sort of temper. This whole process were often not followed at all. Soldiers carried away as much as they could and destroyed what they couldn't and a lot of people who were left in the path of all of this destruction were women and children because a lot of the men were away fighting. This also meant that the people they were liberating from enslavement were liberated now but they were left with nothing to support themselves no way even necessarily to have shelter or food and sherman and his army. We're taking no responsibility for them or for making sure that they were going to be able to survive. Once they had moved on the two wings of sherman's march reconnected in december. They took fort mcallister before bombarding savannah and then after capturing savannah. Sherman sent this telegram. His excellency president lincoln. I beg to present you as a christmas gift. The city of savannah with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition and also about twenty five thousand bales of cotton. Wt sharman major general. The destruction in all of this was massive. The union army lost fewer than two thousand of the sixty thousand men that it left atlanta with over this more than a month of the campaign and it was also disastrous for southern morale as it was intended to be especially for the civilians who had thought that the confederate army would protect them and instead had no protection. Sherman estimated that the march through georgia caused about one hundred million dollars worth of destruction and then the following year. They turned north toward the carolinas. And that march probably also did an equal amount of damage through the carolinas. after the war sherman's march became part of the lost cause propaganda that re framed the confederacies role in the war as a noble and heroic but doomed struggle to preserve a genteel way of life and even appeared in the nineteen fifteen birth of a nation and then was later part of nazi propaganda. Thanks to chris. 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"fort mcallister" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

History That Doesn't Suck

08:02 min | 1 year ago

"fort mcallister" Discussed on History That Doesn't Suck

"Of course the most known aspect of the March the see is the destruction foraging or pillaging depending on your point of view destroying military value is a major goal to that in the union troops make many Sherron neckties out of rail lines. This means they've been the real in such a way that it can't be straightened out. We've seen this on both sides of the war but here's comps pro tips on how to wreck rail quote. The best and easiest way is heating the middle of the iron rails on bonfires made of the cross ties and then winding them around a telegraph pole or the trunk of some convenient sapling. I attached much importance to this destruction of the railroad close quote. Ultimately, they'll destroy over two hundred miles of railroad. Yeah that'll hurt confederate supply lines. Meanwhile they're also living off the land for come Special Field Order Number One twenty brigade commanders are to organize groups to quote forge liberally on the countryside. Close quote. As we might expect the conduct of the men destroying her foraging runs a gamut. Let me give you the good and the bad. Some are admirable. The watching you soldiers take her food horses and the enslaved workers on her plantation widow dolley lund of Covington. Georgia. We'll speak well of Illinois Captain Weber quote I, give him and several others the character of gentleman I don't believe they would have molested women and children have had their own way. Close quote. Mary Mallard gives us a glimpse of Gallantry to as she and her mother stand outside while soldier's rifle through their home. The Montevideo's plantation. The widowed matriarch asks one if he would like his mother and sister to be treated the same way. No he answers I would not, and I never do enter houses and shall not enter yours. But. Not all soldiers are so well behaved Mary Maller also tells us that when her mother confronts different soldier if they would like their wives like this, he replies sarcastically co none of us have wives. For these soldiers known pejoratively as bombers forge liberally licensed to take things that are a far cry from military necessities in other words to steal some also find pleasure in destroying anything remotely of military value. As one soldier put it. They quote raised hell generally close quote. But they're fun is often others misery. Eliza Andrews Account of heading home after comes forces pastor her neck of the woods paints a vivid image. I almost felt as if I should like to hang a yankee myself, there's hardly fence left standing all the way from Sparta. Gordon. The fields were trampled down. The road is lined with carcasses of horses, hogs, and cattle that the invaders had wantonly shot down starve out the people. The stench was unbearable. The dwellings that were standing all showed signs of pillage. Here, and their lone chimney stacks Sherman's sentinels told of homes late in ashes. Infamous, braches. Allies experience reflects the memory many Georgians will pass on to their children and it's honest and real. After all come said, he would make Georgia how while General John Geary speculates in a letter home that quote Georgia is about as badly destroyed as some of the tribes of the land of Canaan where by the Israeli army what hundred millions of dollars would not restore it to its former condition. Close. Quote. That said let's put march in the bigger context of the war as historian Robert. O'CONNELL sickly puts it quote they might have stripped you clean of livestock food and occasionally the family jewels but they didn't rape your wife and daughter or shoot your family besides gathering calories. Their job was to scare you out of the confederacy in they stuck to it. Close quote. and. Of course, some of the kinder treatments of towns will be attributed to Lore of come finding the hamlet in question to beautiful or connected him personally somehow. It's more likely that kind soldiers pass through the town or it's simply wasn't of military value. There's also the irony that some southerners do their fair share pillaging to the four gene slash pillaging of confederate Joseph Wheeler's men is just as bad. One. Ribs. Soldier readily admits it quote. I do not think the Yankees are any worse than our own army. Close quote. Tam Perhaps COP has it right? War is cruel. Or is hell? After keeping the confederates guessing as to which city he'd hit next for nearly two months come moves on Savannah in mid-december with ten thousand offenders, flooded fields, marshes, and the threat of Fort mcallister US Navy out the trim tribus general thinks he'd have a hard go of it. It's the complete opposite. The division he sends at the Fort on December thirteenth takes it in fifteen minutes. A week later on December twentieth, the city's grossly outnumbered defenders slip out in the night. Not that the US Army can't see this company's leaders just don't care. The city is his in reflecting the season he telegraphed President Lincoln. I beg to present you. With. GIF. The. City. Of Savannah. Defenseless Savannah's mayor immediately capitulates income responds by quickly releasing food stores to the city and keeping a tight leash on his men New Testament to comes hard war soft piece ways. The city is backed with fairly normal pace of life by mid January And though not as well known, let me add that competence a similar number on South Carolina the following month through the combined sweat and work of now free black southerners in Yankee soldiers US army carves roads through the swamps and tears up more rail while keeping the reds guessing as to which city is the next target. Of. Course, have the confederates figured out come psychological games they might have worked out. It would be the Palmetto states capitol Columbia. Nothing says we can beat you quite like sac capital of the first state to secede. The federals arrive on February seventeenth eighteen, sixty five. Unfortunately, Columbia ends up in flames, southerners blamed comp but historians generally lay the blame on both sides like Atlanta retreating confederates set fires in this case, two bales of cotton and streets. But it's not like the in blue mind that I, mean they do seeing while marching to the capital city Hail Columbia happy land. If I don't burn you, I'll be damned. That might just be provided for some but likely truth for others especially once they get some liquor in them. Oh, and is the liquor plentiful here. ADDS that angry freed? POW's angry freed slaves heavy winds I mean yeah of course Columbia gets lit up. And with that comes has indeed May Georgia Howell and shown the confederate loyal southerners that this war is ending. He's also well positioned to head up to Virginia and help helps bff you lists against Robert e Lee but that stories for next time we've got some political history being made in and around Washington city and that needs some telling. It's time to amend the Constitution for the thirteenth time. But since this story overlaps with comes march to the sea will start by heading back to late eighteen, sixty four. rewind. It's December eighteen sixty four Lincoln's second term will officially begin for a few months which gives the president a chance to check off more item on his to do list for his first term it.

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"fort mcallister" Discussed on This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

05:24 min | 2 years ago

"fort mcallister" Discussed on This Day in History Class

"Today brought to you by Tracey. V will thin often. We hope it makes previous episodes for this date. Easier to find in the feed. Welcome to this day in history class from how stuff works dot com and from the desk. Ask of stuff. You missed in history class. It's the show where we explore the past one day at a time with a quick look at what happened today in history. Hello and welcome to the PODCAST. I'm Tracy B Wilson and it's November Fifteenth Major. General William tecumseh Sherman's March reached to the sea began on this day in eighteen. Sixty four. This happened during the US civil war. And it's more formerly known as the Georgia and Carolinas campaign. The Union army had captured Atlanta and September and had removed civilian population with the intent of keeping Atlanta is a strictly military base. It had also destroyed factories and railroads and buildings basically anything that might be useful to the confederacy. Many homes in Atlanta were also burned although it wasn't the wholesale destruction of the entire city as it's often popularly imagined the march from Atlanta Santa started on November fifteenth and Sherman's force was divided into two approximately equal wings. They continued southeast toward Savannah. Manna Georgia where they would arrive. On December twenty second this was not a straight unbroken line the two wings progressed in four columns uh-huh with the right wing shifting south toward Macon Georgia and the left wing shifting North Toward Augusta Georgia. This was to make it seem as though maybe those Cities where the real objective but both columns shifted once again and bypassed both cities this March was incredibly destructive. The the intent was to rob the confederacy of anything. That could possibly make use of and to terrify the civilian population and try to encourage a faster southern surrender so the Union army took anything that was edible or valuable from plantations and from farms that they passed Sherman. Sherman had promised to make Georgia howl so they burned out buildings and farms and sometimes homes. They kept destroying railroads and and Cutting Telegraph lines and burning stores and supplies. They were as they went. Also emancipating people who were enslaved on these properties so so in theory this destruction and it was definitely destructive was supposed to have some limits. Sherman gave orders not to enter people's homes uh-huh and when seizing livestock. They were supposed to focus on things. They were owned by rich people rather than what was owned by the poor people. who weren't resisting supposed the post to be left alone as much as possible? The intent after all was to deprive the confederacy of anything that could be useful and terrify people into surrendering. It wasn't to punish the poorest civilians and the free people who really had nothing else but in practice these orders that were supposed hostess sort of temper. This whole process were often not followed at all. Soldiers carried away as much as they could and destroyed what they couldn't and a lot of people who were left often. The path of all of this destruction were women and children because a lot of the men were away fighting. This also meant that the people they were liberating from enslavement were liberated now but they were left with nothing to support themselves no way even necessarily to have shelter food and Sherman in his army armie. We're taking no responsibility for them or for making sure that they were going to be able to survive. Once they had moved on the two wings of Sherman's March I reconnected in December. They took fort mcallister before bombarding city of Savannah and then after capturing Savannah Sherman sent this telegram his His Excellency President Lincoln I beg to present you as a Christmas gift. The city of Savannah with a hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition and also about about twenty five thousand bales of cotton W T Sherman Major General the destruction all of this was massive. The Union army lost lost fewer than two thousand of the sixty thousand men that it left Atlanta with over this more than a month of the campaign and it was also disastrous for southern morale L.. As it was intended to be especially for the civilians who had thought that the confederate army would protect them and instead had no protection. Sherman estimated rated the march through Georgia caused about one hundred million dollars worth of destruction and then the following year. They turned north toward the Carolinas. And that that March probably also did an equal amount of damage through the Carolinas. After the war Sherman's March became part of the lost cause propaganda that reframed the confederacies role in the war as a noble and heroic but doomed struggle to preserve a genteel way of life in even appeared in the Nineteen fifteen birth of a nation and then was later part of Nazi propaganda. Thanks to crisscross Yoda's for his research work on today's podcast and thanks to Casey Karuma Chandler maze for their audio work.

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"fort mcallister" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

10:06 min | 2 years ago

"fort mcallister" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"What about where at least they were temporarily interned before being moved to national or Confederate cemeteries if you had enough money you might be able to involve your loved one and actually send on his remains home after war in the meantime just a lots of fighting going on of course the overland campaign will continue it's going to go on wherever the union moves forward they're gonna have a new bass this when I believe at port royal Virginia which is gonna be the scene of a famous action with John Wilkes booth not long after this but they're gonna move forward eventually grant will decide to continue to go around the left flank around the left flank around lease right flank and here he is incredibly sitting right in the middle the overland campaign with general George Gordon Meade John Rawlins and Dana and everybody all around here as the army passes by a mass upon X. church incredible moment there the next battle where grant will fall into a lease trap at north Anna but Lee is sick I mean we all get stomach troubles that's what he added and no one else you can rely on and the trap is not sprung here at north Anna near Jericho mills on thank you to any of the members of the American battlefield trust you helped us preserve that land and all this land most of which has been conveyed to the Richmond national battlefield or at least the easement has been at this point on you can go on one of the days its opening go to this military road you can see being built right there and stand with your friends in the exact same row today really cool and of course you know understanding this stuff in forty nine or fifty three or ninety minutes is nothing like going to the actual spot on of course after north and a terrible battle is going to be even worse one at cold harbor you know the deal this is another two weeks log fast it's not just one two or three charges were people attending or unit names are back on their uniforms it goes on for weeks where the Confederate civil erected a lab rat trenches entrenchments kind of a foreshadowing of World War one will go on until the end of the war and that is grant's overland campaign for nine months the unit Confederate armies we'll be in touch every single day every single day for nine or ten months and called harbors two of those weeks eventually of course the union while sweeping check out a mind sweeper here while sweeping the James River for Confederate torpedoes our minds well actually construct upon to bridge over the James River this is just a thin little spot near it or something like that but an incredible engineering feat where the union will fall upon Petersburg Virginia and maybe a lack of union will and union timidity and Confederate boldness pays off the Confederates hold Petersburg while until they're big army can arrive they're gonna settle into a link the seas way to see all the stuff that happens during this time here a photo of the famous dictator gone the union brought up to try to you know relieves a like a day union of having to storm the batteries at at Petersburg in the meantime US grant figured I just don't know why I would do a prisoner exchange anymore on this is a complex issue but to put it simply you know if I have more soldiers than my enemy why don't I give my enemy back soldiers that prisoner exchanges stop this also has to do with what the Confederates are doing with black soldiers at the time so prisoners prisons swell whether that's Anderson killer Elmira castle Pinckney Charleston harbor or others the prison population just grows it's a terrible situation north or south dive exposure starvation in the south dive X. on a terrible exposure freezing the north you choose now in the meantime William Tecumseh Sherman is moving on Atlanta here so he's moving on and famous places rocky face ridge and re soccer and on to ward New Hope church and pickets mill and Kennesaw mountain which you know incredibly the Confederates are still holding here but Sherman's arms are so much bigger than Joseph he Johnson is in this campaign but no matter where Johnson hold Sherman just continue to wrap around and threaten his rear Johnson has no choice but to fall back further toward Atlanta again and again and again meantime the union is trying to capture mobile but imagine being the confederacy just with resources running low on your have to defend on all these different fronts this is an incredible story you've heard the story on damn the torpedoes full speed ahead where you've got massive union gunships protected by iron gunboats trying to hope that the torpedoes will get you one of them took down a unit ship call but it comes at its it fails and all the other ones got in without trouble and then the union ship started to encircle the great Confederate are iron clad the CSS Tennessee it will go down or or surrender eventually it's boiler is actually hit I believe and fort Morgan will surrender a little bit later and the Confederates have one fewer port really the reduced to just having fort Fisher on in Wilmington North Carolina soon after that meantime under a new commander Johnson's replaced by John bell hood hood will lash out at the union first it a peach tree creek and then here at the battle of Atlanta seventy five hundred casualties John bell hood almost destroys Union Army the unit comes back loses their general McPherson and gains another four hold on and circling at land at that point Atlanta will fall on September second eighteen sixty four Lincoln is site he and everybody else basically knows that Lincoln is not going to be really real like to the war still stymied down and Lana had fallen Richman hadn't fallen but now here's one key Atlanta has fallen in early September of eighteen sixty four then you're going to have Robert E. Lee at stalemate around Petersburg attach a significant portion of his army under Jubal early they're gonna go all the way down the Shenandoah Valley by Harpers ferry and get held up for one day of the battle to save Washington the battle of Minorca see here beautiful park to go to national park as well where the Confederates will continue on from there but get pushed back at the battle of fort Stevens the only battle actually fought in the district of Columbia it was a one day thing almost certainly the U. S. capital would have fallen except for the battle of an oxy slowing down the Confederates for the day I don't know what Jubal early in ten thousand soldiers would've been able to do with Washington at that time but that's a non issue because eventually early will fall back on to the Shenandoah Valley where grant has had enough he puts one of his most industrious and actionable commanders in Philip Henry shared and you are a real temper on I'm angry at everybody little guy and he's going to go after Jubal early's army in a terrible campaign the Shenandoah campaign where the third battle of Winchester alone seen here well actually result in more casualties in Jackson's entire valley campaign by triple after that the union will follow up with another victory at Fisher so and then here at Cedar Creek scene then and now this is the bell Grove mansion and after Cedar Creek Jubal early's armies basically destroyed the union has complete control of the Shenandoah Valley much of which military yeah a quick minute food aid burned during this time it's known as the burning she's been radio WCS P. from Washington through the union also captured fort Harrison on which they you know renamed for Burnham between close to Richmond here so now Atlanta has fallen the units release pressure in the Shenandoah Valley and fort Harrison has fallen the union soldiers a feeling good the soldier folk goes to Abraham Lincoln and he link wins in a landslide George McClellan his opponent on who was going to sue for peace at that point loses in a landslide as well but the fighting is still going on a terrible siege of Petersburg is still happening during all of this time in the meantime you're going to have John bell hood he's he's just lost Atlanta but he's going to strike out and try to get into the union interiors gonna try to capture national Tennessee and then movies maybe even join Robert you wait an ambitious plan one that had a chance of working actually said he got slowed up here for a while and then a lost an opportunity at Spring Hill they're gonna fight a terrible battle the battle of Franklin we're his army is bloodied against the union host the Confederates pushed the union eventually back at least the next day that result in the battle of Nashville and nobody can figure out what who was trying to accomplish by being there he's out eventually out number three to one and it's going to be a disaster for hood's army basically destroying at that point on in December of eighteen sixty four by that time willing to come to Sherman had already left Atlanta and he's marching to the C. you've heard about that but you might not have heard of where they ended up here at fort McAllister at Savannah Georgia is the last stronghold bad to get in order to get to the C. actually you can see the footprints of the soldiers who were walk walking in the sand to try to avoid the Confederate land mines that were known to be in their path over there they capture for McAllister who ate preserve site I really recommend you go there I know I say this about a lot of places but there are a lot of great historic sites around the country the March to the sea is complete and photographers come in and actually take photos something you don't see much clouds in the civil war the type of photography the time the blue spectrum to really didn't capture clouds so they were often burned in separately sort of on to these plates Savannah falls on Sherman gives it to a lake in as a Christmas present in late eighteen sixty four and then the end finally comes up sorry to spoil the end for you eighteen sixty five will come on there's still a siege of Petersburg it is nine months long just imagine trying to suffer through that there to try this all over the place on in the mean time Sherman isn't done his March to the sea but he's going to keep going he's going to March and threaten to join U. S. grant's forces imagine bad I mean we would have no hope at all he's gonna faint toward Charleston go toward Columbia Charleston we'll have to evacuate in on the last Columbia will burn the people still argue about who did it wasn't Yankees was a Confederate I tend to think it's both on the capital the cradle of secession the capital of South Carolina will burn and eventually the Confederates will be brought to battle with a scratch together force they're gonna be out number but they lash out at the union an almost win on the first day of the battle of Bentonville but eventually you numbers will tell and the contenders will lose the biggest battle ever fought in North Carolina Bentonville this is March eighteen sixty five and Johnson concluded telling Jefferson Davis I could do nothing but a Norway Sherman there's nothing I can do I can't possibly stop him on so eventually things aren't looking good Robert E. Lee wants to break out from Petersburg and give up Peter's working get out to the open field he fights a terrible battle of fort Stedman with twenty thousand soldiers his last great attack but the grant repulsive the attack and realizes he must defend his other lines in order to do it so it is the union that strikes back on at white oak road and at five forks and at the break through it Petersburg and they will break through confederal lines on April second eighteen sixty five and Lee will be forced to give up Petersburg and flee to the west use me Gerry Edelman of the American battlefield trust on American history on C-SPAN radio wow rating.

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"fort mcallister" Discussed on This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

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"fort mcallister" Discussed on This Day in History Class

"History. Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm Tracy b Wilson. And it's November fifteenth Major General William to come sherman's March to the sea began on the stay in eighteen sixty four this happened during the US civil war, and it's more formerly known as the Georgia and Carolinas campaign the union army had captured Atlanta in September and had removed at civilian population. With the intent of keeping Atlanta is a strictly military base. It had also destroyed factories and railroads and buildings basically anything that might be useful to the confederacy many homes in Atlanta were also burned. Although it wasn't the wholesale destruction of the entire city as it's often popularly imagined the March from Atlanta started on November fifteenth and sermons force was divided into two approximately equal wing. Things they continued southeast toward Savannah Georgia where they would arrive on December twenty second. This was not a straight unbroken line. The two wings progressed in four columns with the right wing shifting south toward make in Georgia and the left wing shifting north toward Augusta Georgia. This was to make it seem as though maybe those cities were the real objective, but both columns shifted once again and bypassed both cities this March was incredibly destructive. The intent was to rob the confederacy of anything that could possibly make use of and to terrify the civilian population and try to encourage a faster southern surrender. So the union army took anything that was edible or valuable from plantations and from farms that they passed Sherman had promised to make Georgia howl. So they burned out buildings and farms and sometimes homes. They kept destroying railroads and cutting telegraph lines and birding stores and supplies. They were as they went also emancipating people who were enslaved on these properties. So in theory, this destruction. And it was definitely destructive was supposed to have some limits. Sherman gave orders not to enter people's homes and win seizing livestock. They were supposed to focus on things that were owned by rich people rather than what was owned by the poor people who weren't resisting supposed to be left alone as much as possible. The intent after all was to deprive the confederacy of anything that could be useful and terrify people into surrendering. It wasn't to punish the poorest civilians and the freed people who really had nothing else. But in practice, these orders that were supposed to sort of temper this whole process were often not followed at all soldiers carried away as much as they could and destroyed what they couldn't. And a lot of people who were left in the path of all of this destruction were women and children because a lot of the men were away fighting this also meant that the people they were liberating from enslavement were liberated now, but they were left with nothing to support themselves. No way even necessarily to have shelter or food and Sherman and his army. We're taking no responsibility for them or for making sure that they were going to be able to survive once they had moved on the two wings of sherman's March reconnected in December. They took fort McAllister. For bombarding city of savannah. And then after capturing savannah Sherman sent this telegram, his excellency, president Lincoln. I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of savannah with a hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition. And also about twenty five thousand bales of cotton w t Sherman Major General. The destruction in all of this was massive the union. Army lost fewer than two thousand of the sixty thousand men that it left Atlanta with over this more than a month of the campaign. And it was also disastrous for southern morale as it was intended to be especially for the civilians who had thought that the confederate army would protect them. And instead had no protection Sherman estimated that the March through Georgia caused about one hundred million dollars worth of destruction. And then the following year they turned north toward the Carolinas. And that March probably also did an equal amount of damage through the Carolinas after the war sherman's March became part of the lost cause propaganda that reframed the confederacies role in the war as a noble and heroic, but doomed struggle to preserve it genteel way of life and even appeared in the nineteen fifteen birth of a nation, and then was later part of Nazi propaganda. Thanks to Chris..

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