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 Posted: Wed Aug 13th, 2008 11:20 pm
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The Iron Duke

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Sherman is certainly not as bad as he is sometimes portrayed but his men did get out of control and plunder the countryside. And his men were primarily responsible for what happened at Columbia.  Another example is the way his men behaved in Milledgeville which at the time was the capitol of Georgia.  To say that Sherman's men only targeted military infrastructure is just as disingenuous as the claim that he executed thousands of civilians and poured salt into the soil.

I also believe Sherman makes the claim in his memoirs that he wasn't surprised at Shiloh which is definitely not true.  Memoirs are always self-serving which is why I try to avoid them if possible.

Last edited on Wed Aug 13th, 2008 11:28 pm by The Iron Duke

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