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'Devil' or fiery peacemaker: 5 questions and answers about Sherman's March, 150 years later

A turning point in the Civil War came 150 years ago this week, when Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman left the smoking ruins of Atlanta and launched his scorching March to the Sea. Here are some questions and answers about the commander...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-15/devil-or-fiery-peacemaker-5-q
Civil War Symposium returns in November, to feature lectures on Sherman's march and period life in Augusta

...Nancy Glaser, the executive director of the history museum, said talks will focus predominantly on Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's march through Georgia and its adverse effects on the Augusta area.The city became crowded during that phase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-16/civil-war-symposium-returns-
Why Sherman shirked Augusta

...That's when the notorious Atlanta arsonist William Tecumseh Sherman wrote to editor Pleasant A. Stovall to answer...bring him supplies easily.But then, being William Tecumseh Sherman, (Don't you love that middle name?) he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/bill-kirby/2009-10-19/why-sherman
SC archeologists race to uncover Civil War prison

...Hymn of the Republic,' and then they'd sing 'Dixie,'" Long said with a laugh.Three days before Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's forces entered the city, the men were moved to Charlotte, and then to Wilmington, N.C. Shortly thereafter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-16/sc-archeologists-race-uncover
Weapons of choice illogical

"War is cruelty ... ." Those words were in a letter from Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to the mayor and councilmen of Atlanta during the siege of Atlanta in 1864. He also said in a speech to the 1879 graduating class...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-09-13/weapons-choice-illogical
Sherman had reason for passing Augusta by

...21, 1888.That's when former Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman wrote to editor Pleasant A. Stovall to answer...bring him supplies easily.But then, being William Tecumseh Sherman, he offered to correct the oversight if anyone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/225/2010-08-29/sherman-had-reason-passing-augusta
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Across Georgia

...years ago Saturday, a delegation led by Atlanta Mayor James M. Calhoun formally surrendered the city to Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's Union Army. For more than 20 years, a 70-pound gray marker describing the events that led to the surrender...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/03/met_95173.shtml
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Hunting hilarity in local history

...after the war began to spread the story that they weren't attacked because famed (and despised) Yankee Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman feared them.The story grew through much of the 1880s, until Augusta Chronicle editor Pleasant Stovall decided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-10-15/hunting-hilarity-local-histor
Book details Civil War battles in North Carolina

...Sherman's Carolinas Campaign from Fayetteville to Averasboro was released on the anniversary of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's battles through South Carolina and North Carolina in February and March of 1865. "A buff is a good word...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/23/ric_58838.shtml
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Struggle for tree in Chattanooga yields awareness

...hundreds of supporters to save the massive willow oak in prime condition that may have sheltered Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. "I couldn't put a chain saw into that tree," Mr. Roberts said. "This is a very special tree." Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/21/met_422785.shtml
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