IT BECAME HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON


Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to
the Sea" during the
U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864. They left the
captured city of Atlanta (depicted above). The campaign ended with
the capture of the port of Savanna on December 21.

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

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Union soldiers destroying telegraph poles and railroads, and freeing slaves, who are assisting Union soldiers in making their way to
safety.


GENERAL SHERMAN’S HEADQUARTERS DURING MARCH TO
THE SEA.


General Sherman at the port city of Savannah on the Atlantic coast.

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Explorer Zebulon Pike (above) spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak in Colorado.

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Pikes Peak, called America’s Mountain for its summit’s role inspiring Katharine Lee Bates to pen “America the Beautiful.”

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