General William Sherman:
The First Modern Warrior
"You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into
our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Letter to Mayor Calhoun of Atlanta and others
September 12, 1864
Blunt honesty, grim determination, no equivocation...
"I know I had no hand in making this war,
and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure
Read Sherman's entire letter
in the original!