Hidden History of Civil War Savannah
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Union general William T. Sherman cemented Savannah’s most notable Civil War connection when he ended his “March to the Sea” there in December 1864. However, more fascinating stories from the era lurk behind the city’s ancient, moss-draped live oaks. A full-scale naval battle raged between ironclad warships just offshore. More than seven thousand prisoners were confined in the area surrounding Forsyth Park. And on March 21, 1861, the present-day Savannah Theatre was the site of one of the most inflammatory and controversial speeches of the entire war. Noted local filmmaker and author Michael Jordan delves deep into this fabled city’s Civil War past.
The History Press
: 9781626196438
: The History Press
: 05/29/2017
: Georgia
: Civil War
: 42 Black And White
: 160
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Michael L. Jordan is an award-winning filmmaker, television journalist and historian. His travels have taken him to over forty countries, where he has landed on aircraft carrier decks, helmed nuclear submarines, flown combat missions aboard helicopters and patrolled war zones on foot with troops. Michael’s extensive film and video portfolio comprises over a dozen historical documentaries, museum orientation and nonprofit films. He and his family call Knoxville, Tennessee, their home.
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