Shermans march Stonewall jackson
from November 15 to December 21, 1864 William T. Sherman, a union general led 60,000 soldiers from Atlanta to Savannah on a 285 mile march. on there march anyone they saw trying to fight back they would burn there houses to the ground, they were trying to scare the south from the confederate cause.
general Sherman's troops captured Atlanta on September 2, 1864. they were trying to capture Atlanta because Atlanta was a railroad hub. it made even the most loyal of southerners doubt they could win the war.