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 Posted: Wed May 4th, 2011 04:08 pm
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Old North State

Joined: Fri Feb 20th, 2009
Location: Tennessee USA
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Your suggestion that General Sherman was bi-polar is interesting.  I have maintained that his performance at Missionary Ridge was due to a deep depression.  He seemed unable to act in response to circumstances and, apparently, informally turned over command to his brother in law -- General Ewing.  Sherman's letters indicate he was extremely affected by the death of his son 6 weeks earlier.  I believe he was in a deep depression as a result.  Your suggestion is interesting to me for that reason.

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