This Day in History: Sherman’s March to the Sea

On this day in 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman seizes Fort McAllister during his notorious “March to the Sea.” Within a matter of days, Union forces capture Savannah, Georgia, as well. It was the latest in a series of victories for the Union Army. Several weeks earlier, Sherman had captured Atlanta, Georgia. He next set […]

This Day in History: The Battle of Gettysburg begins

On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg begins. Our nation should have been celebrating its 87th birthday that week! Instead, we were engaged in a brutal, 3-day battle that would end with as many as 51,000 dead or wounded. At the time, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was fresh off a victory at […]