Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Christmas Gift

via Crossroads

From General Sherman to President Lincoln (December 22, 1864):
“I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah with 150 heavy guns and plenty of ammunition and also about 25,000 bales of cotton” 
After being out of touch with Washington for a month on his march through Georgia, Sherman had reached the Atlantic Coast and captured the major port of Savannah.

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