At a gathering of Civil War historians I once overheard the statement: “Amateurs study tactics, pros study logistics.” Many would rightfully disagree, but it is certain that many eschew digging into the tedious logistical quagmire in preference to the more compelling battle narratives. In another of the first batch of new Emerging Civil War Digital Shorts, Britt McCarley dives in to Sherman’s issue of supplies during the Atlanta Campaign, a prelude of what would be to come during Sherman’s March to the Sea.
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