In late November, the Yankee army moves through Georgia, ransacking property for supplies.
Near Sandersville, 19-year-old Imogene Hoyle’s family hides jewelry, money, and clothes outside their home.
Foraging parties seize food and livestock on the move; Sherman knows the army will famish if they linger in one place.
With them, go thousands of slaves. Locals “fear the negroes” more than anything else.