Just another distractor.What do Wirz and Fergusson have to do with Sherman's guilt or innocence?
I would be happy to read anything you have on the issue of Wirz's innocence (I haven't studied his trial much and thus would love to see any reading suggestions), but I fail to see how it is relevant.
Oh. Like Pickett.I have to say maybe Wirz can be defended but it's really hard to work up a defense for Champ! But, lumping Sherman in with prison camp commandants and irregulars/guerrillas (albeit a legit captain - which was what got him hung) is really stretching for a long reach while standing on the edge of a rickety three-legged stool... Sherman was a real, live, bona fide Union general in command of a real, live, bona fide Union army called the Army of the Tennessee, and his government was really sure he was really one of its generals!
Forrest wanted to have a hearing, in fact. There was that little Senate hearing thing, too.Sherman sure made a lot of people pretty mad at him, but we shouldn't view him as a war criminal. I have not heard of his men assassinating Confederate soldiers after they had surrendered as at Fort Pillow. Forrest was not brought up on charges, so why would Sherman be?
Mr. Lemon is a well-known artist who has done some remarkable research and art on the Alamo.A most remarkable historical incident, never before published, involving the war criminal Sherman, and my great great grandmother right here in Acworth
What coincidence is that?Strange coincidence here....and I don't believe in coincidences too much. Yesterday's Facebook post from Mark Lemon of Acworth, GA included the following:
Mr. Lemon is a well-known artist who has done some remarkable research and art on the Alamo.
Source?General Sherman also wrote to U.S. Brigadier General Louis Douglass Watkins at Calhoun, Georgia, on Oct. 29, 1864: "Can you not send over to Fairmount and Adairsville, burn 10or 12 houses of known secessionists, kill a few at random and let them know it will be repeated every time a train is fired upon from Resaca to Kingston."
O.R.--SERIES I--VOLUME XXXIX/2 [S# 79] UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, AND NORTH GEORGIA (THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN EXCEPTED), FROM OCTOBER 1, 1864, TO NOVEMBER 13, 1864.--#20 O.R.--SERIES I--VOLUME XXXIX/2 [S# 79] UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, AND NORTH GEORGIA (THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN EXCEPTED), FROM OCTOBER 1, 1864, TO NOVEMBER 13, 1864.--#15 O.R.--SERIES I--VOLUME XLIV [S# 92] NOVEMBER 15-DECEMBER 21, 1864.Source?
Is it in the Official Records? If so, where?
Was it ordered by Sherman?You know... Was the burning of Cassville included in the O.R.s?
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