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 Posted: Mon Jul 16th, 2007 08:07 pm
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j harold 587

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There is an interesting article on Sherman this month in Civil War Times. It details his travels in Georgia as a Lt. long before the march to the sea. He had a knowledge of the topography from his travels.  I agree that he is a very interesting study.

 He also left rations for the residents of Jackson Mississippi after his troops burned it. Not sure when He did that. I think1862. I'm sure most here know that his surrender terms were too liberal for Johnson's army and had to be rewritten.

I feel his statement that Grant supported him when he was crazy and he supported Grant when he was a drunk tells all about his loyalty and committment to his friends and causes.

He also had no political aspirations. For me that is a big +. 

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