Civil War Georgia – Savannah and Area

This gracious city’s antebellum prosperity suffered during much of the Civil War as exports of rice and cotton were curtailed by a Union blockade. Savannah fell to Gen. William T. Sherman just before Christmas 1864 following his famous “March to the Sea.” It was from here Sherman telegraphed Lincoln, presenting him “as a Christmas gift, … Read more

Civil War Georgia – Explore Georgia Civil War Sites

Georgia took on a critical role early in the war as the state supplied manpower and material to the Confederate armies. As the war wore on, Georgia’s importance increased as the Confederacy’s fortunes faded and the contending armies drew closer to the state. Major fighting came to Georgia’s northwest corner when the main Northern and … Read more