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; Atlanta Campaign; 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 began an offensive against Petersburg, Virginia.

Atlanta Campaign

Union forces under Sherman captured the Confederate city of Atlanta, Georgia.

French capture Monterrey

French and Mexican Imperial forces captured Monterrey, temporary capital of the Mexican Republicans.

Nevada becomes US state

The Nevada Territory was admitted to the US as state of Nevada.

Sherman's March to the Sea

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

First Battle of Adobe Walls

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

Sand Creek massacre

United States Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a Cheyenne and Arapaho village in the southeastern Colorado Territory.

Battle of Nashville

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

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