General Sherman's Christmas
This event was on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 7 p.m. at Chester County Book Company in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Military historian Stanley Weintraub talked about his book General Sherman’s Christmas: Savannah, 1864 (Smithsonian; October 27, 2009). In the book he recounts Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s capture of Savannah, Georgia, on December 22, 1864. The city had been left deserted by Confederate soldiers who retreated to South Carolina. Mr. Weintraub recalls Sherman’s march to Savannah and what Christmas was like in the South during the final holiday season of the war. He also talked about how he came to write several books on the theme of Christmas in wartime. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This event was on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 7 p.m. at Chester County Book Company in West Chester, Pennsylvania. close
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