|David White wrote:
I believe Sherman was a man of contradicitons and the show pointed that out nicely, i.e. blowing up soldiers with mines is an outrage but driving civilians out of Atlanta (which the show did not mention but should have) and burning their homes and stealing all their food is not controversial. Total war today is not viewed as revolutionary as it was to the 19th century mindset. Plus his attitudes toward his family, hometown, religion, slaves and southerners always have seemed contradictory in many ways too.
I'm curious as to what you thought about Sherman's "solution" to the land mines. It didn't say whether or not any Confederate was killed or not.