On Dec. 21, 1864, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman captured the city of Savannah, ending his March to the Sea.
In the days leading up to Savannah's surrender to the Union, Sherman's troops burned the nearby Mulberry Grove Plantation. They also freed hundreds of slaves, including a baby boy who would grow up on the land as a free man.
Now, 150 years later, the descendants of some of the people living on that plantation still share a special connection to that man.
Hugh Golson, a retired history teacher, is a wiry white man in his mid-60s with bright blue eyes.