View single post by 39th Miss. Walker
 Posted: Fri Dec 21st, 2007 01:22 pm
 PM  Quote  Reply  Full Topic 
39th Miss. Walker
Member
 

Joined: Tue May 1st, 2007
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 80
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Here in the South those in polite company don't mention his name.


Very interesting man. In many ways he did deserve his "reputation". Just recently I read something about his march through South Carolina. As we all know Grant wanted him before Petersburg. But did defer to Sherman's strategy. What I read, and I'm trying to remember where, Grant later said if Sherman had come up to Petersburg the war would have ended 3 months earlier. Does any else remember where I could have read it?

Also telling about the man was his post war years and his take on the Native American question.

 Close Window