February 23, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Sherman’s march not laudatory


Mike Lee, in his letter of Feb. 5, mentions Gen. William Sherman burning his way across the South at the end of the Civil War. Mike writes that Sherman had good reason to do so.

What Sherman and his forces actually did at the end of the Civil War was rape and murder innocent civilians and pillage their possessions. There are no good reasons now, nor have there ever been, for committing such atrocities.

I didn’t read the rest of Lee’s letter, as he had lost his credibility in that first sentence.

William Lloyd

Coeur d’Alene

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