History Of General William Sherman

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General William Sherman was in charge of the Union Army of the West. Under General Sherman, the Union essentially tore through the deep south and the southeastern seaboard, destroying any factories, warehouses or farmland that was used to supply Southern troops. His use of total warfare absolutely decimated the South. I believe Sherman’s March to the Sea was the most important event we’ve covered this trimester, because it purged the South of any supplies and destroyed their economy. After Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to the head of the Union Army, he appointed William Sherman to his former post; general of the Union Army of the West. He was given the task of taking the city of Atlanta, Georgia, to destroy the factories that supplied the
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