Diary of Orrin Brown—Nov 20, 1864

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Diary of Shoeless Orrin Brown, On the march somewhere in Georgia

Sunday–Nov. 20th

We were on the road again this morning at 6 Oclock. I sold my shoes this morning for $3, we went into Camp about 3 PM.

Over the last week, the Civil War Daily has weighed in on events leading up to and continuing thru the burning of Atlanta, and the start of the March to the sea.  On the 13th, Sherman came into Marietta, at Kennesaw Mountain outside Atlanta, where the troops had been tearing up the rail lines north.  His response to questions about burning that city concluded, he “didn’t order this, but can’t be helped. I say Jeff. Davis burnt them.”



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