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Harris, Rodney E. (fl. 1862-1865) Maps Showing the Campaign of the 20th Corps from Atlanta to Savannah with the Dates

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01888 Author/Creator: Harris, Rodney E. (fl. 1862-1865) Place Written: Georgia Type: Map signed Date: 15 November 1864-21 December 1864 Pagination: 10 maps, 1 p. : col. ; 25 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Disbound booklet of ten chronological watercolor maps documenting the towns and cities General William T. Sherman passed through on his march to the sea, from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. At the end is a large manuscript account of the march documenting cities they passed through and what they destroyed enroute, such as "passed through Social Circle and Rutledge. Burned R.R. buildings at both places...Laid siege to Savannah...Ft McAllister captured...captured Confed steamer 'Resolute'...Flag of Truce demanding surrender of Savannah...Savannah evacuated in the night." Harris served with the 107th New York Volunteers.

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Full Transcript: passed thro' Social Circle and Rutledge. Burned R.R. buildings at both places...Laid siege to Savannah...Ft McAllister captured...captured Confed steamer 'Resolute'...Flag of Truce demanding surrender of ...Savannah...Savannah evacuated in the night…See More

People: Harris, Rodney E., fl. 1862-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Geography and Natural HistoryCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralSherman's March to the SeaWartime Pillaging and DestructionRailroadSteamboatNavyBattleSurrenderTruce

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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