General Sherman And The War During The Civil War Essay

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General Sherman’s contribution to the war during the Civil war has been looked at time and again for his cunning and sometimes brutal tactics during his command of the troops of the West. General Sherman was noted to have orchestrated the largest Confederate surrender during the war. This victory led the President to promote him and the Southerners to hate him, but not because the South lost but how it was lost. Sherman led a campaign on the innocent southerners by using physiological warfare on anyone that laid in his 60 mile wide path showing what he called the “hard hand of war” (Gross, 2014). This campaign is known as the “March to the Sea” leaving behind burnt homes, crops, and dead livestock in their wake.
Sherman began his career in the military career after graduating 6th in his class from the Military Academy he began his commission during the Second Seminole War where he saw combat. Shortly after he resigned his commission and moved to California until the outbreak of the Civil War, where he was reinstated as a Colonel. Colonel Sherman was stationed at Manassas, Kentucky, St. Louis, and an Arkansas Post. After General Grant was promoted General Sherman took his place as the Commander of all the troops in the West and began his campaign against the South by destroying he called the will to wage war.
On July 2, 1864 prior to his Armies capturing Atlanta General Sherman arrived in Manchester, GA where there many factories in operation that had contracts with the…

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