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Historical Context

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Locating the Site

Map 1: General Sherman's march.
[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.

Questions for Map 1

1. Through which states did Sherman's army march? Which major cities did they capture?

2. Now concentrate on North Carolina. Locate Wilmington and Morehead City, both of which the Union had captured earlier in the war, and Goldsboro, which remained in Confederate hands.

3. Why would Sherman consider Goldsboro his primary objective in the state?

4. Why would the control of Wilmington and Morehead City have made the Union want to take Goldsboro even more?

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