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 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2008 01:22 pm
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Johan Steele
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44th VA, look at what Wheeler's men did in Georgia. In reality, they were far more dreaded than Sherman's men. Largely because they were members of the CS Army and supposed to protect civilians. They took what they needed, left no scrip and in many cases no thanks. It was said they could strip a town of horses, food and forage in an hour.

In their defence, by the time of the march to the sea they had not been paid in a year, received minimal supplies ( other than ammunition)in that same time period and were less than enthused about the support they were getting from civilians.

In other words, there are two sides to every story, I suspect you've only heard one and been told anything that disagrees is "Yankee Propoganda."

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