Due to high causality figures and with constant confrontation, Sherman come to a decision to broaden the weight and Emotional distress of the war further than rebel soldiers and to include the civilian advocators Particularly, the common People in general of the Confederacy who filled the ranks of the confederacy. Sherman considered that forcing civilian to feel what he called the “hard hand of war” was a military essential. Making the war ruthless and remorseless would bring victory more swiftly and with a minimum loss of life. He considered that by doing this Confederate morale would be weakened and irregular armed force that were fighting the union forces by sabotage and stalking would withdraw. This would disseminate the message that
He himself said “War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over” (William Tecumseh Sherman). Unfortunately, Sherman was right. He had gained wisdom from fighting for the Union in past Civil War battles and knew what had to be done in order for the Union to be victorious.
Colonel Slough would continuously use tempo to keep pushing the Confederate forces back without delay. He refused to let the Confederate forces have the time necessary to regroup and reorganize. Colonel Slough would also change from offensive operations to defensive operations and fight the Confederates with a defense in depth. A defense in depth requires an extreme amount of tempo and Colonel Slough would continuously flank the Confederate forces as they would advance through the canyon. Using primary, alternate, supplementary, subsequent positons, the union force were able to attrite the Confederate forces as they gained ground.
In the fall of 1863 General William T. Sherman started planning for the next portion of his battles across the southern states and ending in the Carolinas to try and finally end the Civil War. The campaigns and battles proceeding the spring of 1864 had been conventional warfare, hand to hand and geared more directly at the troops, ships, battery emplacements, and key military facilities. Sherman left Vicksburg February 3, 1864 giving explicit orders to destroy the railroad tracks across Mississippi, as well any facility or establishment that could be utilized in helping or supporting the Confederate war efforts. Sherman continued this reign of destruction the Carolina’s.
He presents his opinions based on facts and reasoning, and enlightens his readers with many truths that had been buried and hidden behind false beliefs. While digging deeper into myths surrounding the Alamo, Crisp uncovers hidden truths involving other historian’s information about facts like Davy Crockett’s memorable death (p. 65), the misquoted Houston speech (p. 49), and the validity of the de le Peña
“Yale students did rush away to get weapons and join the war in 1775 ” ( Collier and Collier 214). The students liked the idea of war and challenged others to join. “ Oh God, Sam fight? Is it worth war to save a few pence in taxes” ( Collier and Collier 21). The adults did not agree.
Chamberlain concluded his speech by sadly uttering, “I think if we lose this fight, we lose the war (Chamberlain 25).” This statement clearly stated that the Union is pushed to absolute limit and that the very next fight would be the last chance to make a difference. It is logical for the mutineers to flee but the power and strength that was gained from Chamberlain’s speech gave them the courage to overcome the fear that Chamberlain purposely gave in the end. Even though ethos had been used in the speech, “Why we Fight,” it is not as effective as pathos. For example, Chamberlain told the mutineers that he is from Maine and he has seen men die just like them.
General was writing to the President of the Confederacy, President Davis, on July 4th and August 8th of 1863. Within the first letter is a short summary of the bad things happening to a handful of lower class generals and General Lee admitting that the South side looked to be diminishing at a fast pace. ”But our own loss has not been light... Barksdale is killed...