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 Posted: Sat Apr 28th, 2007 12:16 am
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At one point they showed Union troops marching barefoot near the end of the march, I don't recall reading that Sherman's men were in that desperate of straits.

I noticed that as well. Like you, I don't recall reading anywhere that supplies were getting tight by the time they got out of the Piney Woods. I could swear I read just the opposite  -- that Sherman had more cattle with him at Savannah than he had when he left Atlanta. And that his men had gained weight on the march.

And, yes, Sherman was a stickler. I have no doubt that he had 120,000 pairs of shoes in his wagons -- as well as coffee, salt, and hardtack. It would be interesting to know the source of that story.

Ole

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