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General William Tecumseh Sherman field orders collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS1027
Scope and Content This collection contains fifty-two special field orders (SFOs) handwritten by General Sherman from the 1864 Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War. The bulk of these orders pertain to troop movements of the Military Division of the Mississippi (Union) as it moved through northern Georgia en route to Atlanta. Also contained herein are special instructions for railroad destruction (Sherman's "neckties"), proper placement of military hospitals, treatment of "stragglers and skulkers," the occupation...
Dates: 1864

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  • Subject: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns X
  • Names: United States. Army X