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 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2008 08:33 pm
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What about the deportation of the Roswell, Ga. mill workers (about 400, mostly women and children) during the Atlanta campaign? After Sherman had ordered his 2nd Division commander Gen. Kenner Garrard, to destroy the textile mills, he sent him further instructions "...I repeat my orders that you arrest all people, male and female, connected with those factories, no matter what the clamor and let them foot it, under guard, to Marietta, whence I will send them by cars to the North....The poor women will make a howl. Let them take along their children and clothing, providing they have the means of hauling, or you can spare them." Both North and South were shocked by this brutal act.

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