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Badeau, Adam (1831-1895) The march to the sea

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04983 Author/Creator: Badeau, Adam (1831-1895) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: circa 1870-1880 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The title of the story is "The March to the Sea," but the heading for the series is "War Stories for Boys and Girls." Tells the history of the campaign in simple, straight-forward language for younger readers. Takes the reader from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia to the coast. Tells the history of the campaign in simple, straight-forward language for younger readers. Stops at various points in the text to explain various military issues to the reader, including supplies, food, and roads. This his working manuscript with corrections made throughout. Partially written in another hand (pages 1-10 in one hand, 11-27 in another). Divided into 3 separate folders. 1 black and white seated engraving of Sherman included.

People: Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Children and Family, Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Union General, Sherman's March to the Sea, Travel, Infrastructure, Military Supplies, Confederate States of America, Military Provisions, Literature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Reconstruction