Sherman’s Christmas, 1864

I love this image from Leslie’s Illustrated depicting General William Tecumseh Sherman placing the city of Savannah, Georgia, in Uncle Sam’s stocking.

Sherman arrived in front of Savannah in December after marching his army across Georgia from Atlanta in an unorthodox campaign that caused much anxiety in Washington. 

For more on Sherman’s Christmas in Savannah see this post I wrote in 2018.

The image comes from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated, Special Collections and College Archives, Gettysburg College (click here for link)

About Derek Maxfield

Associate Professor of History Genesee Community College
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4 Responses to Sherman’s Christmas, 1864

  1. Katy Berman says:

    Is that a snake on his head?

  2. jbgordon53 says:

    a snake would be more fitting

  3. Matt Sobie says:

    Best response ever.

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