HEROES: Stamp of Disapproval

In September 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman finally succeeded in taking Atlanta. After surveying his well-equipped army in the Georgia city, he proposed a bold plan which he thought would be so destructive to military resources and civilian morale that the exhausted Confederates would throw up the sponge and end the Civil War. In November, after General Grant had reluctantly sanctioned this maneuver, General Sherman assured everyone that he would "make Georgia howl," and began his historic March To The Sea. A month later, when the March ended at Savannah, Georgians had...

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