General William T. Sherman's Controversy Before The Civil War

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General William T. Sherman is not as well known today as say, Lincoln or Grant. All American Historians know of Uncle Billy. Before the outbreak of the war, General Sherman gave a speech about how long, bloody, and ugly this Civil War was going to be. Sherman could not have been more correct in his prediction. Four years of war and 620,000 Americans lost their lives by wars end. Sherman’s scorched earth policies would be controversial in nature, but Sherman knew it was the only way to get the Confederate States to surrender. Even been quoted to saying things like “War is hell” and “They will pay for what they have done to the Union”. Sherman dealt with what would later be called depression even contemplated suicide but his men swore
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