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In Georgia, Confederate troops evacuate Savannah and Sherman's "March to the Sea" is complete

Confederate Evacuation of Savannah, Georgia, December 21, 1864, artist's impression, detail
12/20/1864 to 12/21/1864
In the afternoon and the following night, Confederate forces evacuated Savannah, Georgia and its fortifications as General Sherman's Union forces closed in.  Confederate General William J. Hardee and his 15,000 garrison escaped after burning installations and fortifications, including the naval yard in the city. Triumphant Union troops occupied the city on the afternoon of December 21, 1864, ending Sherman's "March to the Sea."  (by John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Charles P. Roland, An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002), 234.
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 91.
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