Title Profile & Character Information

The March

Annotation
In the last years of the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman marched 60,000 Union troops through Georgia and the Carolinas, cutting a 60-mile wide swath of pillage and destruction. That event comes back in this magisterial novel. High school & older.

Awards
2005  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2006  National Book Critics Circle Awards
2006  PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Characters
NameSherman, William Tecumseh
GenderMale
OccupationUnion Army general
TraitYankee

NamePearl
GenderFemale
OccupationSoldier

NameArly
GenderMale
OccupationSoldier

GenreFiction
War
Historical
TopicsSherman's march
Soldiers
U.S. Civil War
Horror of war
Women in war
Southern life
Hidden identity
SettingGeorgia
South Carolina
North Carolina (U.S.)