Today, August 29...

In Georgia History

Union Troops Destroyed Railroad Tracks

While advancing around Atlanta’s western perimeter, Sherman’s Army had reached the tracks of the Western & West Point Railroad on the previous evening. Sherman ordered his men to spend the entire day of August 29 pulling up over 12 miles...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Sherman Destroyed Railroad Tracks; “Sherman’s Neckties”

While advancing around Atlanta’s western perimeter, the Union army of General William T. Sherman had reached the tracks of the Western & West Point Railroad on the previous evening. Sherman ordered his men to spend all of this day pulling...
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In Their Own Words

Yankee Injustice Recorded in Journal

In Washington, Georgia, Eliza Frances Andrews told a story of Yankee justice, or injustice in this case: “Capt. Cooley is to be removed and Washington is to have a new commander. Everybody regrets it deeply, and the gentlemen proposed getting...
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