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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, Lees army got smaller and smaller. Without Shermans march, the Civil War more than likely would have lasted longer than it originally did. Shermans 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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