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 Posted: Mon Dec 13th, 2010 02:31 pm
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j harold 587

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As to brutal, "war is hell, and it can not be changed" to quote Sherman.  As to bitter when families are split on idelogy, politics, and personal honor how can it not be bitter?

If you are referring to total casualities, the sheer numbers involved, and as already stated the ability to injure had passed the ability to heal, and the food was bad sanitation was horrible. As stated allready as many deaths were caused by disease as by wounds. 

If you are referring to a specific incident of brutality the ACW was actually mild. There were no attempts to eliminate a race, or religion as in other military actions.  

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