he let Sherman kill a bunch of teenage kids as a "Christmas present" to him.
The only "Christmas present" I'm aware of that Sherman gave Lincoln was the city of Savannah, which surrendered. What teenage kids are you talking about.
posted on 09/15/2003 8:24:14 AM PDT
(Never let schooling interfere with your education.)
The teenage children that Hood commanded and massacred because of his Southern pride and stupidity and Davis' stubborn insistence on replacing the shrewd Johnson (sp) with the chivalric knight Hood.
"What teenage kids are you talking about."
Teenagers were the only Southern forces left to oppose Sherman. Wheeler's cavalry were the only adults, the rest were under-aged reserves of perhaps 14,000 troops - no match for the 62,000 Union troops. There was absolutely no reason for Sherman to slaughter these people and burn their land and crops and animals - pure cruelty.
In addition Sherman got General Grant to expel all Jews from his army. And Lincoln praised him.
He also was involved in the slaughter of Indians. Sherman was a railroad investor and he lobbied his brother, Senator John Sherman, to allocate federal funds for the transcontinental railroad. "We are not going to let a few thieving, ragged Indians stop and check the progress of the railroad," he wrote to General Grant in 1867.
I find it amazing the number of people who have been dumbed down so much that they can perpetuate the myth that Lincoln was a good man. Read your history.
posted on 09/16/2003 9:26:02 AM PDT
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