Daily Archives: February 1, 2015

Sherman advances into South Carolina 150 years ago today (Feb 1 1865)

Video: 'PBS The Civil War: Episode 8 - War Is All Hell 1865' (Carolinas Campaign begins at 21:00)

(Wednesday, February 1, 1865; during the American Civil War) — After about two weeks of preliminary movements and extensive preparations, Union Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman today actively began his march into South Carolina from Savannah, Georgia, and Beaufort, South Carolina.