William Tecumseh Sherman Total War

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During the civil war of 1864 a military strategy known as Total War was introduced by the Union General, William Tecumseh Sherman. This strategy deeply impacted the south. Most southerners were asked to leave everything behind, including their homes, cities, and town dwellings (Overly). The destruction of millions of dollars worth of property caused a lot of hardship for the south (Overly). Many were left homeless, roaming the streets of their burnt town. Total War left the south in complete and pointless destruction. William Tecumseh Sherman was one cruel general. He lead a march of veterans that would overrun and eventually desolated the south (Overly). Originally both sides believed the war would be a short one resulting in only
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