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 Posted: Mon Apr 23rd, 2007 09:14 pm
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David White wrote: So did Sherman say "War is cruelty and you cannot reform it" or "War is cruelty and you cannot refine it."  Or did he say both? 

I was hoping for a discussion of why he didn't go after Augusta.  They mentioned he was trying to destroy the transportation net for the powder works but I'd rather hit the center of gravity and destroy the mill itself versus its transportation net.  That was the important target he missed versus freeing prisoners at Andersonville who he would have had to feed and transport, complicating an already complicated problem for just the army.

I caught the Sherman quote too. I always knew it as "War is cruelty and you cannot refine it", not the "reform" that they used.

Augusta? I thought he didn't go there because he hated golf. Maybe that was too simplistic to bother to include within the limited confines of a 94-100 minute program.


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