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Video 15 “The Civil War 1. Was Sherman’s march necessary and what effect, if any, does it have today? William Tecumseh Sherman proposed to march his army from Georgia to Savannah destroying everything in their path. Before beginning his march, Sherman burned Atlanta to the ground. Sherman made good on his proposal and destroyed everything that would be of use to rebels. Sherman’s men tore up railroads, destroyed cotton gins, towns, etc. John Bell Hood tried to divert Sherman’s attention in the North, but it didn’t work. At Nashville, Hoods army was disintegrated. Confederate soldiers were desperate and hungry. The Confederates said that if slaves were willing
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Unformatted text preview: to fight, they would be free after the war. When the 13 th amendment was passed, slavery was abolished. Eleven months later, slaves everywhere were free. Some free slaves joined the Union army. In the South, Lee’s army got smaller and smaller. Without Sherman’s march, the Civil War more than likely would have lasted longer than it originally did. Sherman’s march affected the strategies armies use today; they employ total war and destroy anything that might be of use to enemies. Many people have called Sherman the first truly moderate general....
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