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"Sherman, was not the horrible villain that the people make him out to be, nor was Robert. E. Lee the traitor and monster they made him out to be. It is hard to admit that about Sherman, as the stories were passed down, if someone did those things to me and my family today, I would be hard pressed not to hate and think they were a monster. However, in studying the character. background and leadership, you learn a lot about the reasons and motives of the conduct. Sherman did not want to hurt women and children, he did not want to leave them with absolutely with nothing, but he was tired of his men, dying, he was tired of being second guessed by the Northern politicians and media of the day, he was tired of war, and his men dying. He was committed to ending the war ass soon as possible."

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