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 Posted: Sun Oct 5th, 2008 02:05 am
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I think Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaign in fall 1864 would qualify as total war, the same way Sherman's campaign did.

Cleburne, good points about Sherman. Interesting that you (and Sherman) focused on that part of the South's "total war"of the civilian spirit, namely mobilizing the civilians not just to join up, but also to support the Confederate army "in spirit" against the North, and undermine the Union army whnever possible. Sherman recognized how crucial this aspect was, and waged war against it. 

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