The politician William Tecumseh died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Union general who took command of the western theater of the American Civil War in 1867. He is best known for implementing his scorched earth policies which burned down Atlanta towards the end of the war.
He was married to Ellen Ewing Sherman from 1850 until 1888 and they had eight kids together. His brothers, Charles Taylor Sherman and John Sherman, became prominent politicians.
My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us.
I will accept no commission that would tend to create a rivalry with Grant. I want him to hold what he has earned and got. I have all the rank I want.
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.