Sherman's March to the Sea

Anne Sarah Rubin talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea and the concept of “civilized… read more

Anne Sarah Rubin talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea and the concept of “civilized war.” In November and December 1864, General Sherman marched his troops from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. According to Professor Rubin, the destruction wrought along the way served as a precedent for the “total war” tactics of later conflicts. However, General Sherman established a code of conduct for his troops, which Professor Rubin argued gave the Union Army “moral cover” for their actions during the march. 

“An Infamous Disregard? Sherman’s March and the Laws of War” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2014 Spring Conference “A Just and Lasting Peace: Ending the Civil War", held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It was the eleventh symposium in the series, "The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 31, 2014
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Aug 22, 2014

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