Sherman’s Flame and Blame Campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas
Presented by Patricia McNeely.
General William T. Sherman created a new form of physical, economic, and psychological “total warfare” against civilians and private property in Georgia and the Carolinas that he readily admitted would be violent and cruel. In addition to physical and economic assaults, he designed a massive psychological strategy of disinformation, deception, and blame designed to cripple the Confederacy, to destroy the faith of civilians in their leaders and their government, and to kill the will of the people to fight for their cause.
(Presentation lasts 35 to 45 minutes and includes a PowerPoint; a screen or blank wall will be needed.)