DECEMBER 12TH, 1964: Rear Admiral Dahlgren wrote to President Lincoln, reporting news of the greatest importance to the Union: "I have the great satisfaction of conveying to you information of the arrival of General Sherman's near Savannah, with his army in fine spirits.... This memorable event must be attended by still more memorable consequences, and I congratulate you most heartily on its occurrence."
The value of seaborne supply to Sherman was inestimable. His army switched from rail logistics in Chattanooga to sea logistics on the Atlantic.
Getting In On the Glory. --Old Secesh