Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and America Mapping Memory


ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships




This project explores the myriad ways Americans have remembered William Tecumseh Sherman's 1864-65 march through Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. It uses memories of the march to examine Americans’ thoughts on war in general and the American Civil War in particular. It shows different ways of presenting layers of information, primarily through maps and images, but also through sound and text, and incorporates census data, fiction, film, and photographs. This is the digital component of a larger project exploring the impact of the march on the landscape of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.