From November to December 21,1864 General t. Sherman marched from Atl. to Savannah and burned everything on the way.
His march to sea was also called The Savannah Campaign. This military campaign started in Atlanta and his troops burned and destroyed farms, bridges, mills, factories,etc.
I marched 285 miles from Atlanta to Savannah including the capital of Georgia. Which at the time was Milledgeville.
Savannah, did not want the same fate as Atlanta did 285 miles ago. So they surrendered to me on December 22,1864. I gave Savannah to president Lincoln as a Christmas Present because I did not want to destroy it.
After my March the south went into crisis, with the military and after a month's rest in Savannah, My troops and I went to North Carolina , and we surrendered on April 9,1865 at the Battle of Appomattox Court. This ended the Civil War.