The Importance Of General Sherman's Contribution To The Civil War

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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
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One factory known as the Roswell Mills where 400 women and children worked to produce cotton cloth. The men were ordered to arrest in occupants of the entire town and destroy any factory used in the making of materials for the enemy. These 400 women and children known as the “Roswell Women” were arrested for making cotton material used by the Confederates. Many of these women were abused and raped along this journey only to arrive in an unknown town without any way back and no means to support themselves or the children that taken. These women were placed in wagons and moved north into Tennessee with Sherman’s final destination being Indiana by railroad. This atrocity that was sanctioned by President Lincoln set the pace for his campaign that led down to Savannah from Atlanta and then North through South

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