150 years ago today, following his march across Georgia, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman wrote the following note:
Savannah, Georgia, December 22, 1864
To His Excellency, President Lincoln, Washington, D.C.
I beg to present to you as a Christmas-gift, the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.
W.T. Sherman, Major-General