This section presents the historical setting in which General Sherman’s campaign and the effective end of slaveholding would take place. It provides some details to help explain why the march to the sea would prove to be a decisive event in forcing the Southerners to finally end their war effort.


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  1. 1.
    Donald L. Grant, The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press) 1993, 80–82.Google Scholar
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    patrice Shelton-Lassiter, Generation of Black Life in Kennesaw and Marietta, Georgia (charleston, S.C.: Anaconda publishing) 1999, 7.Google Scholar

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© L. H. Whelchel, Jr. 2014

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  • L. H. WhelchelJr
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  1. 1.Interdenominational Theological CenterUSA

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