ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
December 10, 1864
Sherman's Armies Reach the Outskirts
of Savannah, Georgia
in His March to the Sea
On this day in 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's armies reached the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia
at the end of what is known as Sherman's March to the Sea, or the Savannah Campaign.
The march began in Atlanta on November 15 when they left the recently captured Atlanta. The purpose of the
campaign was to break the South economically, strategically, and psychologically. On December 20, Sherman's troops
occupied the city.