On this day in 1864, Union General William T. Sherman began his march from Atlanta to the coast. Sherman’s army destroyed Atlanta and much of the rest of Georgia on their way to capture the Confederate seaport of Savannah.

This brown and gray wool “General Sherman’s Quilt” was made in Nebraska. The record shows that the quilt, which included another red quilt as batting, was “bought in 1980 on a bus trip to Colorado with the Tamburitzans – National Festival… (the) owner was freezing on the buss and stopped at Buffalo Bill Restaurant store (for) $15 or $30 each.” The owner, Mini Bizic, of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, documented the quilt in 2010 as part of the Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance