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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2007 07:17 pm
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We discuss personalities freely. The political generals, the overly ambitious. The self-promoters. Sherman stands alone.

Here was a man whose basic drive was to show his wife, family, country and world that he could rise to the top.

Yet, his primary goal was to serve. When a superior said jump, he asked "how high?" on the way up. What few political games he played, he played in favor of those he considered team players. He had no obvious grudges. He didn't intrigue to place himself above anyone. He didn't contrive to eliminate competitors. He didn't snipe at others (at least, until after the war).

Broad brush statement here. Just wanting to start a thread on another Civil War Personality.


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