Friday, July 3, 2009
General William Tecumseh Sherman
This picture was taken in 1864, and Shows General William Tecumseh Sherman on a horse outside Atlanta. Even to this day there are a lot of hard feelings towards Sherman in the South. He burned Atlanta, and followed it up with his "March to the Sea", where he destroyed pretty much everything along the way. The civilians in his path lost everything, as his army looted and burned. My great-grandfather was serving as a Colonel in the Confederate Army near Atlanta at the time. Seeing what Sherman was going to do, he sent a messenger to his family, and told them to take what they could, and he would meet them in Cass County, Texas after the war. He did catch up with his family after the war, and they got a new start in Texas. That is how my family ended up in Texas.