General P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding the Confederate defenses in South Carolina and Georgia, issues a proclamation warning citizens that a Federal attack on either Charleston or Savannah is imminent.
Tag: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron
The Federal Blockade Tightens
Federal naval forces make gains in December by capturing various blockade runners and seizing forts along the coast.
Sherman Approaches North Carolina
March 5, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal armies began crossing the Pee Dee River after leaving a swath of destruction through South
South Carolina: Sherman’s Entire Force Arrives
February 4, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman’s two Federal armies were now entirely in South Carolina while what remained of a Confederate resistance
Sherman Looks to South Carolina
January 10, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman prepared for what promised to be another devastating Federal march through the southern heartland. After capturing
Sherman Plans to Invade South Carolina
January 3, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman began moving Federal troops north of Savannah in preparation for his impending march into South Carolina.