Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Day they Burned Atlanta

It was on this day, November 11, in the year 1864 that General William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta to the ground. The picture above shows Union Soldiers in the midst of the task. The picture shows the smoke in the city, as a group of soldiers destroy the railroad tracks. This was the opening chapter in Sherman's March to the Sea, where he destroyed everything in his path between Georgia and the Atlantic Ocean.

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