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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

December 01, 1864

Richmond Newspaper Hinted March to the Sea Headed for Savannah

The following blurb from the Richmond Times Dispatch seems to show that, despite not stating it openly, they were aware that Sherman’s army in Georgia was headed to Savannah.

From Georgia. Special intelligence of Sherman’s movements and present whereabouts was received here on yesterday by telegraph; fill as it is, possibly, a little ahead of the Georgia newspapers, it had, perhaps, better not be mentioned. It can, however, do no harm to state that the enemy have fourteen gunboats and transports near Port Royal, South Carolina, which is thirty-five miles northeast of Savannah and about fifty miles southwest of Charleston.