"War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over."
The Savannah campaign was very economically and morally devastating for the South. The campaign lasted for nearly a month. Compared to other military campaigns the casualties were low. With the South losing 650 and the North only losing 62.
General William T. Sherman is the mastermind behind the Savannah Campaign. Sherman helped engineer a military doctrine called "shock and awe" which is still used today. Sherman was known as a devil and a butch in the south and in the north he's known as a hero. Sherman also has his own demons, He suffered from extreme depression and bipolar disorder.
After the north captured the Mississippi River, Grant wanted Georgia and the moral of the people of Georgia to be destroyed. He sighed a mentally unstable Sherman to do exactly that. Sherman burned the south and destroyed moral.
From November 15 to December 21, Sherman rampaged through Georgia. He burned fields and killed livestock throughout Georgia. He captured Atlanta and Savannah. Only 700 people collectively died.
The campaign took place in Georgia. In the southern United States.
The result of the campaign was a union victory. They captured all of georgia. Sherman also sent Lincoln cotton and city of Savannah for Christmas.