Savannah Campaign timeline

  • Union Forces Under General Sherman Capture Atlanta

    On the night of September 1, Hood evacuated Atlanta, burning military supplies and installations, causing a great conflagration in the city (the... Read more

  • Battle of Honey Hill

    Description: Leaving Hilton Head on November 28, a Union expeditionary force under Maj. Gen. John P. Hatch steamed up the Broad River in transports... Read more

  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted through Georgia from November 15, 1864 to December 21,... Read more

  • Battle of Griswoldville

    Description: Brig. Gen. Charles Walcutt was ordered to make a demonstration, with the six infantry regiments and one battery that comprised his... Read more

  • Battle of Buck Head Creek

    Description: As Sherman’s infantry marched southeast through Georgia, his cavalry, under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick moved northeastward, on... Read more

  • Battle of Waynesboro

    Description: As Sherman’s infantry marched southeast through Georgia, his cavalry under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick rode northeastward. He set out... Read more

  • Battle of Altamaha Bridge

    The Battle of Altahama Bridge, also known as the Battle for the Doctortown Railroad Trestle, was an American Civil War engagement fought December... Read more

  • Second Battle of Fort McAllister

    Description: As Sherman’ s troops approached Savannah they sorely required supplies. Sherman determined that if he could take Fort McAllister,... Read more