William Tecumseh Sherma: Beyond the March to the Sea (2019)


Introduction

Soldier, banker, lawyer, professor; William Tecumseh Sherman was more than a Civil War General. Sherman voyaged the world, influenced the California Gold Rush, started banks and Louisiana State University. He advised and entertained presidents, and changed the dynamic of war. Later he set decades of policy in the American West. Few leaders have had such a contentious impact on America as Sherman.

Outline

Sherman’s March to the Sea (also known as the Savannah campaign or simply Sherman’s March) was a military campaign of the American Civil War conducted through Georgia from 15 November until 21 December 1864, by William Tecumseh Sherman, major general of the Union Army. The campaign began with Sherman’s troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta on 15 November and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on 21 December. His forces followed a “scorched earth” policy, destroying military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property, disrupting the Confederacy’s economy and transportation networks. The operation debilitated the Confederacy and helped lead to its eventual surrender. Sherman’s decision to operate deep within enemy territory without supply lines was unusual for its time, and the campaign is taught by some historians as an early example of modern warfare or total war.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
  • Director(s):
    • Jonathan Chase Cook.
  • Producer(s):
    • Jonathan Chase Cook … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Jonathan Chase Cook.
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
    • Jonathan Chase Cook.
  • Production:
    • Jonathan Chase Cook.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Amazon (2019) (World-wide) (all media).
  • Release Date: 15 March 2019 (US).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 115 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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