Saturday, August 11, 2007
General William Tecumseh Sherman
This is a great Mathew Brady photograph of General William Tecumseh Sherman on Horseback. Sherman believed in the concept of "total warfare", which basically meant making the enemy so miserable that they lost the will to fight. Part of the strategy involved destruction or confiscation of the property of the Rebels. Some time after the war, Sherman described his attitude in war as: "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. "