Saturday, December 6, 2014

Recalling Sherman's arrival in Savannah

Sherman's arrival on Dec. 21, 1864 (Library of Congress)
The Massie Heritage Center in Georgia is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with several events that highlight what life was like for Savannahians that frigid winter when Union troops arrived. On Dec. 9 and 11, Massie’s team of historical interpreters will take guests on a walking tour of downtown sites. Dec. 13 they’ll entertain Holiday Tour of Homes guests at the Massie building with a holiday tea  and a theatrical depiction of what life was like. On Dec. 17, Talley Kirkland, an expert in Civil War history and a Fort McAllister State Park ranger, will take guests back in time to December 1864 when Sherman and his troops occupied Savannah and converted the Massie Common School building into a hospital. • Article

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