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By Agostino Von Hassell

He was once named after an enemy of the us.  

He was once proslavery regardless of his loyalty to the Union.  He burned and pillaged an already overwhelmed foe on a march background won't ever forget.

If, as he famously acknowledged, "war is hell," William Tecumsah Sherman could be categorised as a flamethrower of ruthless ferocity.  Defined through his contradictions, Sherman accomplished immortality in his function as Ulysses Grant's hammer within the Civil battle.  A failed banker and legal professional, Sherman stumbled on his calling with the outbreak of battle in 1861.  With indecision a typical affliction between Union generals early the clash, Sherman's temperment and unwavering specialise in the challenge at hand-preserving the Union-helped shift the fortunes of North and South.

Authors Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin current Sherman as as soon as guy and phenomenon.  From Bull Run to Shiloh, from Vicksburg to Chattanooga, and from Atlanta to Savannah, Sherman carved the Confederacy with a feral singularity of function.  At instances raveled and casual to a fault, "Uncle Billy" grew to become a hero whose legend in simple terms grew with allegations of villainy.

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