lydiaolydia asked: I am sorry. I'm a recent follower, and wasn't aware of the prior discussion. So, I have another, non-causation query. What are the differences between Sherman's March to the Sea and his Carolina's Campaign? Was one more effective than the other? Were they necessary to end the war, or would it have ended without them?
Sherman’s March to the Sea split the Confrderacy. He had his men march in a swathe miles wide, and destroy everything in their path. No army could cross the line he made, because they would starve or run out of supplies before they got to the other side. Sherman’s Carolina Campaign ended aresistance in the most militant southern state, though. Strategically, the march was more important.