I'm starting a thread of General Sherman's quotations. He is credited with saying much, but not all of it is verifiable. So I shall begin with some of his more notable statements and their origins. If I post a quote that is unverifiable, I shall say so. OK, here's the first one: " All the powers of earth cannot restore to them their slaves, any more than their dead grandfathers. Next year their lands will be taken, for in war we can take them, and rightfully, too, and in another year they may beg in vain for their lives. A people who will persevere in war beyond a certain limit ought to know the consequences. Many, many peoples with less pertinacity have been wiped out of national existence."
Letter to Major R.M. Sawyer ( 1/31/1864 ) from Vicksburg.
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