William Tecumseh Sherman was an eminent American soldier, author, businessman and educator. During the American Civil War he served as a General in the Union Army. He was both recognized and criticised for his tenure as a General. He also provided logistical support to Brig and put up awe-inspiring action in the First Battle of Bull Run. Sherman also jotted down his first hand experience of the Civil War in his book ‘Memoirs.’ Sherman was declared as the ‘the first modern general’ by B.H Liddell Hart, a famous British military historian. A tank was named after him and was called ‘Sherman Tank’ and a Civil War gunboat was also named ‘Fort Sherman’ in his honour. Following is a compilation of thoughts by William Tecumseh Sherman which have been excerpted from his books and life.
The more Indians we can kill... the less will have to be killed the next war, for the more I see of these Indians, the more convinced I am that they all have to be killed or be maintained as a species of paupers.