Sherman's March to the Sea 1864

Sherman's March to the Sea 1864

Atlanta to Savannah

Campaign 179
  • Author: David Smith
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: CAM 179
  • Publication Date: 7 Feb 2007
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Riding on the wave of his victory at Atlanta, Union General W. T. Sherman abandoned his supply lines in an attempt to push his forces into Confederate territory and take Savannah. During their 285-mile 'March to the Sea' the army lived off the land and destroyed all war-making capabilities of the enemy en route. Despite the controversy surrounding it, the march was a success. Supported by photographs, detailed maps, and artwork, this title explores the key personalities and engagements of the march and provides a detailed analysis of the campaign that marked the 'beginning of the end' of the Civil War.

Biographical Note

David Smith is a graduate of the Military Studies Master's Degree programme at the University of Chester. Having studied and worked in the United States he has a special interest in American military history, especially the Civil War and the War of Independence. This is his first book for Osprey.Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation and has illustrated more than 50 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex.


Origins of the Campaign
Opposing Commanders
Opposing armies
Opposing plans
The March to the Sea: Part 1
Hood's Tennessee Campaign
Orders of Battle: The Battle of Nashville
The March to the Sea: Part 2
Orders of Battle: The March to the Sea
The Battlefield Today

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