The Savannah campaign

ABOVE Sherman's Left Wmg advanced up toward Kadson and swung do-vn through Eatonton and into M)ifedgeville From there, they pushed on through Sanderson1.- , Mtov and rto Savannah. Sherman's Extreme Right Wing dipped down via McDonough and through Jackson and Onton to just north of Macon They then struck out for Savannah by way of Mien and Statestoorough Once William Hazen's Divisen stormed Fort McAJfcster on 13 December. Sherman had a secure communication Ire to the US Navy The sketch is by...

Emma LeConte

'Reunion Good Heavens ' exclaimed 17-year-old Emma LeConte about the prospects of peace with those vandals, the Yankees. 'How we hate with the whole strength and depth of our souls.' Born in Georgia and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Emma was the daughter of a science professor at the College of South Carolina, later renamed the University of South Carolina. From this privileged background, she received a world-class education for a young woman in her day. Her upbringing bound her...

William Wilbur Edgerton

'What storyes I shall have to tell when I get home,' announced Private William Wilbur F.dgerton to his mother. Born and reared in Central New York, the third of four children to Dorothy Doud and John Leffingwell Edgerton, Wilbur had enlisted in the 107th New York Volunteer Infantry illegally in July 1862, just one month shy of his seventeenth birthday. From a tender young age, Wilbur had been on his own. His father was a ne'er do well who wandered about, searching for success and happiness,...