Correspondence with the City Leaders of Atlanta, Georgia by William T. Sherman - Research Article from American Civil War Reference Library

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Things to Remember While Reading General Sherman's Correspondence with the City Leaders of Atlanta:

  • In his letter, Sherman tries to tell the people of Atlanta why they must leave the city, but does so without revealing his military strategy. "I cannot impart to [tell] you what we propose to do," he writes, "but I assert that our military plans make it necessary for the inhabitants to go away." Two months later, Union troops set fire to the city in order to destroy everything that could possibly be used by the Confederates.
  • Sherman knows that the Confederates are outraged by his treatment of Southern civilians. But he claims that the Confederates have been practicing total warfare for some time, with terrible consequences for Union supporters in the border states (states that allowed slavery but still remained loyal to the...

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