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Photographer: Hal Jespersen
Taken: March 29, 2006
Caption: Movements in Carolinas Campaign
Additional Description: Sherman's Carolina Campaign, in which his troops marched 425 miles (684 km) in 50 days, had been similar to his march to the sea through Georgia, although physically more demanding. However, the Confederate forces opposing him were much smaller and more dispirited. When Joseph E. Johnston met with Jefferson Davis in Greensboro in mid-April, he told the Confederate president: "Our people are tired of the war, feel themselves whipped, and will not fight. Our country is overrun, its military resources greatly diminished, while the enemy's military power and resources were never greater and may be increased to any extent desired. ... My small force is melting away like snow before the sun."
Submitted: June 6, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Database Locator Identification Number: p111973
File Size: 0.195 Megabytes
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