answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

Sherman's march to the sea or the Savannah Campaign as it was more commonly known during the American Civil War started at the captured city of Atlanta in Georgia. From there Major General William Tecumseh Sherman marched the union army south and eventually captured the port of Savannah. The importance of this campaign was that the Union Army destroyed civilian property, industry and infrastructure as well as military targets which seriously disrupted both the transportation network and the economy in the south. The Savannah campaign was also unique in that the Union Army survived deep behind enemy lines without the need for any supply lines.

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago

It demonstrated to the whole country that the Confederacy was no longer able to defend itself.

It also demonstrated the effectiveness of this new 'total war' policy - attacking the civilian infrastructure that supported the armies in the field. It speeded the end of the war, while costing very few casualties.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

1)Sherman's march was the first movement of a large army going such a distance without an intact supply line.

2) The march had a lasting impact on the civilian population emotionally and psychologically. A path of destruction 50 miles wide and 300 miles long from Atlanta to Savannah. The damage to the industrial infrastructure was listed at approx. 100 million dollars back than including factories,railroads,bridges and roads.

3) Sherman's victories allowed him to turn his army north after Savannah and approach S.Carolina, reinforcing Grant at Petersburgh.

thecivil-war.com

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago

Sherman marched to the sea because he needed to clear his head in order to keep himself from becoming suicidal. He was a very depressed man and his march gave inspiration to all suicidal people around the world to not end their lives

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago

General Sherman had orders from the Abraham Lincoln to destroy the supply lines of the South. His did this with his march to the sea that ended in Savannah, GA shortly before Christmas 1864.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

It wrecked the Sothern economy, reducing the Confederate armies to rags and starvation.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: The significance of shermans march to the sea?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Shermans march to Savannah was called?

Sherman's March to the Sea


What was the end of shermans march to the sea?

Savannah


What year was shermans march to the sea?

1864


What was the name of shermans trip through the cofederate territory known as shermans?

March to Sea


Where did shermans march to sea go?

From Atlanta to Savannah


Did anyone die on the shermans march of the sea?

no one


What was the city at the end of shermans march the sea?

Savannah


City at the end of shermans march to the sea?

savannah


What state did shermans march to the sea occur?

Georgia


What date did the union fight shermans march to the sea?

1864


What state did shermans march to sea take place in?

Georgia


How long did Shermans March To The Sea last for by distance?

About 400 kilometres.