Hate to burst a damn yankee misconception, but in 1860 ALL economic power resided in the north and still it almost did not beat the South.
Now the economic power no longer is in yankee-land. What would the outcome be now??
As to that ChickenShite coward Sherman, it was damn easy to terrorize old folks, women and children. You certainly will not win any freinds bringing up that turd, pretending he’s some valiant hero (well maybe to the north, which shows greatly its lack of empathy and true intention).
I totally agree with you on Sherman. He was a low down terrorist scoundrel. When US troops marched through Nazi Germany we didn’t treat the German civilians the way Sherman treated Southern civilians. His men stole and/or destoryed private property, shot civilians, raped women (both black and white) and burned towns, houses, barns, fields, churches and libraries.
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