The Resource General Sherman's Christmas : Savannah, 1864, Stanley Weintraub, (electronic resource)

General Sherman's Christmas : Savannah, 1864, Stanley Weintraub, (electronic resource)

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General Sherman's Christmas : Savannah, 1864
Title
General Sherman's Christmas
Title remainder
Savannah, 1864
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Weintraub
Title variation
  • Savannah, eighteen sixty-four
  • General Shermans Christmas
  • Savannah for Christmas : a Civil War saga
Title variation remainder
Savannah, 1864
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eng
Summary
General Sherman's Christmas opens on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 1864, one month before Christmas. Sherman was relentlessly pushing his troops across Georgia, reaching Savannah days before Christmas. His methodical encroachment of the city from all sides eventually convinced Confederate general W. J. Hardee to slip away in darkness across an improvised causeway toward South Carolina to the north. In freezing rain and terrifying fog, soldiers with their equipment crossed an improvised pontoon bridge across the mile-wide Savannah River. Three days before Christmas, the mayor, Richard Arnold, surrendered the city, populated now mostly by women and children and slaves who had not fled. Then General Sherman telegraphed to Abraham Lincoln, "I beg to present you as a Christmas-gift the city of Savannah." The end of the long war was in sight. The siege of Savannah took place as its inhabitants were preparing for Christmas, and Stanley Weintraub explores what remained of the holiday in the South by the last full year of the war. On Christmas Eve, the 33rd Massachusetts Regiment band serenaded Sherman and "a constant stream" of freed slaves filed by the house he had taken over for his headquarters. That he had come at Christmas was immensely symbolic to them.Including the voices of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict, General Sherman's Christmas is the perfect holiday present for the history buff
Summary
"General Sherman's Christmas opens on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 1864. Sherman was relentlessly pushing his troops nearly three hundred miles across Georgia in his "march to the Sea, " to reach Savannah just days before Christmas. His methodical encroachment of the city from all sides eventually convinced Confederate general W. J. Hardee to slip away in darkness and escape to South Carolina. Three days before Christmas, the mayor surrendered the city"--Compact disc container
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10108694
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Midwest
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1929-
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Weintraub, Stanley
Dewey number
973
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other
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Read by Ed Sala
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hoopla digital
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True
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Savannah (Ga.)
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adult
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Savannah, 1864
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General Sherman's Christmas : Savannah, 1864, Stanley Weintraub, (electronic resource)
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MWT10755709
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (480 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781400193912
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MWT10755709
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Label
General Sherman's Christmas : Savannah, 1864, Stanley Weintraub, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10755709
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (480 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400193912
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10755709
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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