This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - William T Sherman's March to the Sea. Both presentations together number 32 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.
Perhaps the originator and the first practitioner of what the twentieth century came to know as “total war,” Sherman in 1864 commanded the Union armies of the West in the decisive drive from Chattanooga to Atlanta and the famous “march to the sea” across Georgia.
In these campaigns and his later push northward from Savannah through the Carolinas, Sherman’s troops carried the war to the Southern home front and blazed a wide path of destruction that delivered the death blow to the Confederacy’s will and ability to fight.
Later, when he was frequently talked of as a prospective Republican nominee for president following Grant, Sherman sent the Republican National Convention of 1884 the most famous of all rejections:“I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.”
Power point #1 is entitled, American Civil War - Key Leaders - Union - William T Sherman and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Civil War Campaigns
Sherman & Grant
Victories Over Hood
The “March to the Sea”
Commander in Chief
Sherman’s Impact & Legacy (2)
End of Presentation
Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the military Savannah Campaign, conducted through Georgia from November 15 to December 21, by Major General William T. Sherman of the Union Army. The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta, GA, on November 15 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21.
His forces destroyed military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property and disrupted the South's economy and its transportation networks. Sherman's bold move of operating deep within enemy territory and without supply lines is considered to be revolutionary in the annals of war.
“Sherman's March to the Sea,” effectively eliminated the region's economic usefulness to the Confederate cause. With the city secured, Sherman telegraphed President Abraham Lincoln with the message, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty guns and plenty of ammunition, also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.”
Power point #2 is entitled, American Civil War - Sherman's March to the Sea and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Map of the March to the Sea
Laying Waste to Georgia
Pushing on to Savannah
Lincoln’s Christmas Present
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the American Civil War.