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Catalog Number 1121-057_2037
Title SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS DURING THE CIVIL WAR, SAVANNAH, GA.----14
Collection 1121-057, V. & J. Duncan Postcard Collection
Description "SHERMAN'S HEADQUARTERS DURING THE CIVIL WAR, SAVANNAH, GA.----14"

This colorized postcard depicts Sherman's Civil War Headquarters and surrounding foliage.

Verso: Postmarked 29 July, 1941.

"During the Civil War, Savannah was taken by Sherman, Dec 21, 1864, as the end of the famous march to the sea. After considerable difficulty Sherman and his 60,000 men reached the town, which was held by Hardee with 15,000 Confederates. Two days later, Dec 12, Hazen took Ft. McAllister, thus establishing communications with Dahlgren's Federal fleet off Savannah. Seeing that he was about to be surrounded, Hardee evacuated the city, by means of a pontoon bridge, on the night of the 20th.
Year Range to 1941
Object Name Postcard
Source V. & J. Duncan Antique Maps & Prints
Credit line Courtesy of City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives on behalf of V. & J. Duncan Antique Maps & Prints
Copyright Copyright has not been assigned to the City of Savannah. All requests for permission to publish or quote from the collections must be submitted in writing to the Research Library & Municipal Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the City of Savannah as owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Online Finding Aid http://www.savannahga.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4354