William T. Sherman being a "divine being"

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Just a fun thread.

Accourding to historian Owen Wister, when General Zachary Taylor was offered the presidency, he said "Only a divine being can refuse to such a temptation"

Well, after General William T. Sherman retired from being General-in-chief, he was offered the presidency of the United States many, many times, even his family implored him to become a President but he kept refusing.

So, Sherman must have been a "divine being" accourding to General Taylor :D
Well he did fight against the vampires. :wink:
 

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While reading his Memoirs I got a strong impression he was making a bid for the presidency. Wish he could have been vice-president with Grant.
 
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While reading his Memoirs I got a strong impression he was making a bid for the presidency. Wish he could have been vice-president with Grant.
Interesting perspective, yet Sherman famously stated if he were nominated, he would not run. And if elected, he would not serve. Who knows? :unsure:
 

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While reading his Memoirs I got a strong impression he was making a bid for the presidency. Wish he could have been vice-president with Grant.
Just finished reading John Marszalek's biography of Sherman. He says that certain Sherman supporters may have held the notion that Sherman's protestations against a candidacy were actually a backhanded plea to be the candidate. But Marszalek discounts that theory after weighing all the evidence that showed overwhelmingly that Sherman had zero interest in politics and the presidency.
 
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