Why is the face of this board General Sherman?
Sherman ordered a bombardment of every city in the south he came across. “No consideration must be paid to the fact they are occupied by families, but the place must be cannonaded.”
He ordered his soldiers to rape women and children, then burn down their homes and eventually entire towns. He ordered his soldiers to kill every male, young or old even though they were not in the confederate army.
He was also known as a raging alcoholic that beat his wife and kids daily.
My fucking peasant, non slave owning ancestors were slaughtered by this piece of shit's soldiers.
If /his/ is going to ban offensive content why the fuck would you allow the war criminal as the face? Is it because I'm not Jewish so my suffering doesn't matter?!
>"You people of the South don't know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. It is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization! You people speak so lightly of war; you don't know what you're talking about. War is a terrible thing! You mistake, too, the people of the North. They are a peaceable people but an earnest people, and they will fight, too. They are not going to let this country be destroyed without a mighty effort to save it... Besides, where are your men and appliances of war to contend against them? The North can make a steam engine, locomotive, or railway car; hardly a yard of cloth or pair of shoes can you make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical, and determined people on Earth—right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in your spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with. At first you will make headway, but as your limited resources begin to fail, shut out from the markets of Europe as you will be, your cause will begin to wane. If your people will but stop and think, they must see in the end that you will surely fail."
>He ordered his soldiers to rape women and children, then burn down their homes and eventually entire towns.
Sounds like a swell guy
Your ancestors didn't die for you to bitch on the internet, lad.
Desutbh if they'd rebelled 20 years earlier, the Brits might have actually joined them as they'd hoped. But 1860s Britain was 1996 USA-tier, and was cementing its control on India whose Cotton exports they could keep at a flat 2% global tariff. The CSA wasn't worth it by a long shot.
>If you disagree with me GTFO my board
Only a shitposter deals in absolutes
>We are not only fighting armies, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war, as well as their organized armies. I know that this recent movement of mine through Georgia has had a wonderful effect in this respect. Thousands who had been deceived by their lying papers into the belief that we were being whipped all the time, realized the truth, and have no appetite for a repetition of the same experience.
>... IV. The army will forage liberally on the country during the march. To this end, each brigade commander will organize a good and sufficient foraging party, under the command of one or more discreet officers, who will gather, near the route traveled, corn or forage of any kind, meat of any kind, vegetables, corn-meal, or whatever is needed by the command, aiming at all times to keep in the wagons at least ten day's provisions for the command and three days' forage. Soldiers must not enter the dwellings of the inhabitants, or commit any trespass, but during a halt or a camp they may be permitted to gather turnips, apples, and other vegetables, and to drive in stock of their camp. To regular foraging parties must be instructed the gathering of provisions and forage at any distance from the road traveled.
V. To army corps commanders alone is entrusted the power to destroy mills, houses, cotton-gins, &c., and for them this general principle is laid down: In districts and neighborhoods where the army is unmolested no destruction of such property should be permitted; but should guerrillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation more or less relentless according to the measure of such hostility.
>VI. As for horses, mules, wagons, &c., belonging to the inhabitants, the cavalry and artillery may appropriate freely and without limit, discriminating, however, between the rich, who are usually hostile, and the poor or industrious, usually neutral or friendly. Foraging parties may also take mules or horses to replace the jaded animals of their trains, or to serve as pack-mules for the regiments or brigades. In all foraging, of whatever kind, the parties engaged will refrain from abusive or threatening language, and may, where the officer in command thinks proper, give written certificates of the facts, but no receipts, and they will endeavor to leave with each family a reasonable portion for their maintenance.
>VII. Negroes who are able-bodied and can be of service to the several columns may be taken along, but each army commander will bear in mind that the question of supplies is a very important one and that his first duty is to see to them who bear arms....
>literally comparing sherman to hitler
He was a scholar of culture and history, and that taught him that the culture of the South was wholly incompatible with the ideal society of his commander and had to be purged if he wanted a victory to be true. As a good general, his goals were to follow orders and have a complete victory first, and consider ethics and empathy second. He is also a fascinating historical character because of how simultaneously forward-thinking, perceptive, and also cruel and selectively amoral he was. Too bad his commander was evil.
>Falling for shitposting b8
/pol/ has been failing of late due to exactly this.
This is a history board. /b/ shitposting and /int/ 'banter' have sadly become a part of /pol/ culture, don't go down that road.
Our campfires shone bright on the mountains,
That frowned on the river below;
While we stood by our guns in the morning,
And eagerly watched for the foe,
When a rider came out of the darkness
That hung over mountain and tree,
And shouted "Boys! up and be ready,"
For Sherman will march to the sea.
Then forward boys! Forward to battle!
We marched on our wearisome way;
And we stormed the wild hills of Resaca,
God bless those who fell on that day!
Then Kennesaw, dark in its glory
Frowned down on the flag of the free,
But the East and the West bore our Standards
When Sherman marched down to the sea.
Still onward we pressed till our banners
Swept out from the Atlanta's grim walls,
And the blood of the patriots dampened
The soil where the Traitor flag falls,
Yes we paused not to weep for the fallen,
Who sleep by each river and tree.
But we twined that a wreath of the laurel,
When Sherman marched down to the sea.
War, especially during the time, had rules and honor. Grant and Lee were very strong in their honorable fighting and upheld their honor even to the final battle. Grant refused to let his men celebrate their victory in front of the confederates at the surrender of the army of Northern Virginia in the Appomattox court house. Grant did not want to dishonor his fellow Americans. Sherman most certainly did.