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Rebutting Sherman

December 2023
1min read

Differences between the news media and the professional military establishment continue smoldering today. The current truce will not likely be permanent.

Also smoldering is the resentment (or worse) toward Sherman in the South, even though his total war tactics mercifully hastened the Confederacy’s inevitable end. One cannot expect Southerners to acclaim him, but their irrational bitterness has denied this military genius the place in history that he justly deserves. A small example: There is no memorial to General Sherman at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, where monuments and memorials to heroic graduates abound.

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