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Why did Sherman spare Savannah?
Yet another tale says that Sherman spared the city because Savannah was too beautiful to burn. These stories ignore the brilliant brutality of Sherman’s (and the Union’s) strategy. The ‘Beauty Theory’ ignores the fact that Sherman’s troops burned Atlanta and some (but not all) plantation homes that they encountered.
What did Sherman’s soldiers do to the South’s railroads?
After the fall of Atlanta, Sherman used his troops to destroy the rail lines. Sherman continued to destroy the rail lines as he marched his troops down through Georgia and the Carolinas, knowing that the Confederacy had only one industrial factory capable of replacing them.
What did Sherman do to the railroads?
Sherman’s neckties were a railway-destruction tactic used in the American Civil War. Named after Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army, Sherman’s neckties were railway rails destroyed by heating them until they were malleable and twisting them into loops resembling neckties, often around trees.
Why did the north and South fight in the Civil War?
The north and south have always had different viewpoints upon their war. The north had battled because they needed to protect their unity. The south had fought to protect slavery and to keep their own state rights. Both sides had their reasons for battle.
What was the outcome of the Sherman Compromise?
Sherman’s compromise was adopted on July 16, 1787 by a vote of five states to four, and served not only to save the crumbling convention, but provided stimulus to resolve other issues yet to be decided.
What was the view of the Confederate side?
On the Confederate side, the view was the same all over: slavery is the only way of life for them. In one document, this views are all stated by 2 Union soldiers, and one Confederate general.
How are the tactics of the Civil War similar?
Another similarity is military tactics. Both sides had amazing commanders and both knew many tactics. Once again, a the tactics were different but either way brilliant. The standards for getting soldiers were also the same. Both sides had set a drafting law to make sure their soldier count would increase.