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Identify each statement about the Sherman source as either true or false.StatementTrue False
As an autobiographical text depicting the military advantages derived from theUnion foraging efforts, this passage appears to provide a rationale for Sherman’sactions.Because of Sherman’s stature as a Union general in command of those troops whoparticipated in the foraging missions, his account of their coordination providesvaluable insight into their military efficacy.Sherman’s recollection of the economic consequences of the Union army’s foragingefforts provides sufficient evidence to complete an assessment of the Confederateperspective on the economic consequences of the campaigns.Points:1 / 1Originally published just ten years after the end of the Civil War, the Memoirs of GeneralWilliam T. Sherman offer the perspective of a powerful Union military figure whose sideemerged victorious from the conflict. A valuable primary source created by an author whosehand shaped and guided tactical operations that significantly weakened the Confederacy,Sherman’s memoir provides important details regarding the scope of the foraging expeditionsthat decimated an already battered southern economy and bolstered the northern forces as theymarched to the sea. However, because this source is a memoir (an autobiographical account of anauthor’s experiences) drafted upon reflection and ten years’ hindsight, you must bear thefollowing in mind as you analyze it.Sherman’s memoir, like most, provides a careful selection of events chosen to enhance theauthor’s legacy and with an eye toward its preservation for posterity. To be sure, Sherman’ssubjective rendering provides critical insight into the machinations of the Union army’s foragingexpeditions, such as the personnel, procurements, and logistics of these enterprises, and itacknowledges that "exceptional and incidental" acts of blatant robbery did, indeed, occurperipherally while the expeditions advanced the strategic interests of the Union army. However,it is well to note that Sherman cites the foraging expeditions as "necessary," as "indispensable to[the Union’s] success" and as having precedent in previous European wars. These final assertionsreflect the bias and perspective of a historical figure whose actions bore fruit, but they must bejudged only as evidence to contextualize Sherman’s view on the events surrounding his march tothe sea.Which of these items does Sherman state that foraging expeditions procured from the plantationsand farms they visited? Check all that apply.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Dr.Owens
Tags
American Civil War, Ulysses S Grant, Union army, William Tecumseh Sherman, General Sherman, Sherman s March to the Sea

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