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|TD...I had strong sympathies for the south when I was a kid. As I grew older I identified more with the northern cause and the closest ancestors were all Union Army vets. So I swayed back to the northern cause. Plus I think as a nation it was best that we stayed united.
TAD99...I think Sherman was his own man. He had no use for other things than getting the job done, IMO. In the post war period he had no political ambitions whatsoever. His famous line of not running for President even if nominated was due to his experience at seeing what Grant went through. That epitomizes the man, IMO. He wasn't a saint by any means. He just had his own way.