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Southern Storm - Sherman's March to the Sea

Noah Andre Trudeau

Award-winning Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau has written a gripping, definitive new account that will stand as the last word on General William Tecumseh Sherman's epic march-a targeted strategy aimed to break not only the Confederate army but an entire society as well. With Lincoln's hard-fought reelection victory in hand, Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union forces, allowed Sherman to lead the largest and riskiest operation of the war. In rich detail, Trudeau explains why General Sherman's name is still anathema below the Mason-Dixon Line, especially in Georgia, where he is remembered as "the one who marched to the sea with death and devastation in his wake." Sherman's swath of destruction spanned more than sixty miles in width and virtually cut the South in two, badly disabling the flow of supplies to the Confederate army. He led more than 60,000 Union troops to blaze a path from Atlanta to Savannah, ordering his men to burn crops, kill livestock, and decimate everything that fed the Rebel war machine. Grant and Sherman's gamble worked, and the march managed to crush a critical part of the Confederacy and increase the pressure on General Lee, who was already under siege in Virginia. Told through the intimate and engrossing diaries and letters of Sherman's soldiers and the civilians who suffered in their path, Southern Storm paints a vivid picture of an event that would forever change the course of America.

Award-winning Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau has written a gripping, definitive new account that will stand as the last word on General William Tecumseh Sherman's epic march-a targeted strategy aimed to break not only the Confederate army but an entire society as well. With Lincoln's hard-fought reelection victory in hand, Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union forces, allowed Sherman to lead the largest and riskiest operation of the war. In rich detail, Trudeau explains why General Sherman's name is still anathema below the Mason-Dixon Line, especially in Georgia, where he is remembered as "the one who marched to the sea with death and devastation in his wake." Sherman's swath of destruction spanned more than sixty miles in width and virtually cut the South in two, badly disabling the flow of supplies to the Confederate army. He led more than 60,000 Union troops to blaze a path from Atlanta to Savannah, ordering his men to burn crops, kill livestock, and decimate everything that fed the Rebel war machine. Grant and Sherman's gamble worked, and the march managed to crush a critical part of the Confederacy and increase the pressure on General Lee, who was already under siege in Virginia. Told through the intimate and engrossing diaries and letters of Sherman's soldiers and the civilians who suffered in their path, Southern Storm paints a vivid picture of an event that would forever change the course of America.
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History

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Award-winning Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau has written a gripping, definitive new account that will stand as the last word on General William Tecumseh Sherman's epic march-a targeted strategy aimed to break not only the Confederate army but an entire society as well. With Lincoln's hard-fought reelection victory in hand, Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union forces, allowed Sherman to lead the largest and riskiest operation of the war. In rich detail, Trudeau explains why General Sherman's name is still anathema below the Mason-Dixon Line, especially in Georgia, where he is remembered as "the one who marched to the sea with death and devastation in his wake." Sherman's swath of destruction spanned more than sixty miles in width and virtually cut the South in two, badly disabling the flow of supplies to the Confederate army. He led more than 60,000 Union troops to blaze a path from Atlanta to Savannah, ordering his men to burn crops, kill livestock, and decimate everything that fed the Rebel war machine. Grant and Sherman's gamble worked, and the march managed to crush a critical part of the Confederacy and increase the pressure on General Lee, who was already under siege in Virginia. Told through the intimate and engrossing diaries and letters of Sherman's soldiers and the civilians who suffered in their path, Southern Storm paints a vivid picture of an event that would forever change the course of America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Conger

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

10:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

10:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:35


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

10:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:36