This Day in Georgia Civil War History
November 22, 1864
Ranger Wrote of Stopping Escaping Slaves
A group of Texas Rangers had been ordered to follow and report on Sherman’s progress through Georgia; one of them kept a diary of their travels. On this day he wrote of stopping some slaves trying to escape to the Union forces.
“To-day we followed on and whipped about 1,000 negroes, who were on thier [sic] way to the enemy. We camped at dark.”
Source: Diary of Cpl. Enoch John