In November and December 1864, Union General William T. Sherman led 60,000 men across Georgia (from Atlanta to Savannah), in a bid to break the will of the Southern people. He and his troops succeeded in "making Georgia howl" by destroying property, stealing food and possessions, terrorizing white and black civilians, and burning barns and cotton gins. It has also come to stand in as a symbol for the horrors of war, particularly when visited on civilians. While scores of historians have told and retold the story of Sherman's March, this site explores the myriad ways in which Americans have remembered, retold, and re-imagined Sherman's march.
Mapping Memory also seeks to expand the boundaries of digital history and humanities, by using innovative digital media to express ideas about memory and history. The site includes both maps and mini-documentaries, showing the ways that perspective and the passages of time influence the stories that are told.
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