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 Posted: Fri Oct 15th, 2010 09:47 pm
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bama, I'm not saying it was acceptable... as a historian I just try to explain why things happened the way they did, I don't pass judgement. I'm just suggesting some reasons why the girls might have stayed in Indiana. Why General Sherman deported them is a different story and I'd need a lot more information before I could suggest his reasoning. I would hazard a guess that this is simply an continuation of the Federal "hard war" strategy. I also would suggest that General Grant's burning of settlements along the Mississippi that harbored partisans earlier in the war was even less humanitarian.

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Mark

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