Hello folks. I know it has been some time since I made a post. The reason for that I was engaged in a discussion with Scott Ledridge on “Lies Neo-Confederates Told Me” at http://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/153737. Scott was a worthy opponent and had some well thought out answers which were more opinions than fact.
At any rate, I usually don’t respond to Mackey’s blog post when he cites interviews or works by other people. This one is different. (https://studycivilwar.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/how-do-the-myths-about-shermans-march-line-up-with-the-historical-realities/) I must remind everyone due to injuries in service I cannot hear the interview but I can tell from the comments it doesn’t present the truth about Sherman. In fact I am only going to post a link to one example of Sherman’s atrocities committed against the citizens of Georgia. Roswell Women. That should be significant proof of Sherman’s actions. You can look this incident up by going to the Official records at http://ehistory.osu.edu/books/official-records. Read for yourself. For more atrocities you can also use the search term “Sherman” and read all about his actions. You can find what is reality and what is myth.
Other places you can read about Sherman’s atrocities is Southern Heritage Advancement Preservation and Education “Yankee Atrocities” at http://confederatepows.southernheritageadvancementpreservationeducation.com/page.php?6
Then we have this comment in the comment section—–
bob carey · March 30, 2016 – 11:17 pm · Reply→
I’m glad that you brought up this topic.
Although Sherman wasn’t a saint by any means he was not the evil that the Neo-confederates make him out to be. I believe that the real crimes committed during this period of the war were done by the Confederate leadership. In a military sense any bloodshed done after the Battle of Nashville falls squarely on the shoulders on the Confederates,and taking it a step further, in a political sense the same would apply after the re-election of Lincoln. Let’s remember that the Confederacy could have given up the fight anytime and I don’t think that they had any reasonable expectation of victory by late 1864.
Folks comments like this is a sure sign of ignorance