Savannah Campaign

Savannah Campaign

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  • Savannah Campaign
  • 712 Casualties Union losses: 62 CSA losses: 650
  • November 15 - December 12
  • Who
  • Gen. William T. Sherman
  • "War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over."
  • Why
  • 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.
  • What
  • 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.
  • Where
  • Georgia
  • 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. 
  • Results
  • 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.
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