Sherman's March to the Sea: Summary, Facts & Timeline


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Which Southern city did Sherman move toward and capture before he began his March to the Sea?

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1. What is total war?

2. At which battle did Sherman lose 3,000 men in 3 hours?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

General Sherman's March to the Sea was a major victory for the Union, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the campaign. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of historic battles and figures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following:

  • Definition of total war
  • Southern city Sherman captured before his March to the Sea
  • Battle in which Sherman lost 3,000 men

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the March to the Sea
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify key Confederate and Union generals

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson titled Sherman's March to the Sea: Summary, Facts & Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life and career of General Sherman
  • Understand the strategy of Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Understand the impact of the March to the Sea on the South
  • Know important battles and generals of the Civil War