21 December 2017

Savannah Occupied

21 December 1864 

On this date in 1864...

Federal General W.T. Sherman’s federal troops occupied Savannah, Georgia after Confederates evacuated the city. 

Other Years:

  • 1759 - A peace conference convened between the Cherokee and British representatives in North Carolina.
  • 1804 - Two treaties the Cherokee signed to give up over four million acres for almost $20,000 went to the Senate for approval.
  • 1968 - Apollo 8  launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on a mission to orbit the moon.
  • 1996 - After two years of denials, U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia admitted violating House ethics rules. 

Read: Why Know Southern History?

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