The March To The Sea: An American Civil War Matrix Game – Historical Background

The year is 1864. The war between the States is three years old, but this year decisive action will take place. US Grant is in charge of the US Army. His plan for victory is simple. While he grinds up Lee’s Army of Virginia with the Army of the Potomac, Sherman will capture Georgia. Once Atlanta is captured, the Army of the Tennessee will be able to destroy the Confederacy’s ability to wage war. This is the beginning of total war!

The campaign begins in May 1864 and ends in December after 8 month-long moves.

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