General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1865.
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151 Years Ago, General Sherman Gave America Its Best Definition Of War
Read Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's response to the mayor of Atlanta and several city councilmen begging mercy for the city during the Civil War.
Gen. William T. Sherman, ca. 1864-65.  Mathew Brady Collection. (Army)
Exact Date Shot Unknown
NARA FILE #:  111-B-1769
WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #:  125
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General Sherman Gave America Its Best Definition Of War
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's words, "war is cruelty, and you cannot refine it," were brutally honest then, and they still ring true today.