Political map of North America & the Caribbean on 21 Dec 1864 (American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea), showing the following events: Siege of Petersburg begins; Union captures Atlanta; French capture Monterrey; Nevada becomes US state; Sherman's March to the Sea; First Battle of Adobe Walls; Sand Creek massacre; Battle of Nashville.

Sherman's March to the Sea

American Civil War

North America 1864.1221

Sherman's March to the Sea

American Civil War, French intervention in Mexico, Dominican Restoration War (21 December 1864)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

In 1864, the Union armies were placed under the command of Ulysses S. Grant, hero of Vicksburg. Grant attacked the Confederates in Virginia, wearing down Lee in a slow but steady advance on Richmond, while General William Tecumseh Sherman marched through Georgia to the sea, cutting the eastern Confederacy in two.

Main Events

Siege of Petersburg begins

Union forces under Lt. Gen. Grant begin offensive against Petersburg, Virginia

Union captures Atlanta

Union forces under Sherman capture the Confederate city of Atlanta, Georgia

French capture Monterrey

French and Mexican Imperial forces capture Monterrey, temporary capital of Mexican Republicans

Nevada becomes US state

Nevada Territory admitted to US as state of Nevada

Sherman's March to the Sea

Union forces under Sherman march through Georgia from Atlanta to Savannah, cutting Confederate forces east of the Mississippi in two

First Battle of Adobe Walls

United States Expeditionary Force from New Mexico under Kit Carson repelled by Kiowa, Comanche and Apache warriors at Adobe Walls, Texas

Sand Creek massacre

United States Colorado Territory militia attack and destroy a Cheyenne and Arapaho village in southeastern Colorado Territory

Battle of Nashville

Confederate forces under Hood defeated by Union forces outside Nashville, Tennessee

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