Sherman’s Wise Advice to Lincoln, which was Followed to Victory: no Parsing of Words or Language was Necessary…

General William Tecumseh Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

“I will write plainly and slowly, because I know you have no time to listen to trifles.  This is no trifle; when one nation is at war with another, all the people of the one are enemies of the other: then the rules are plain and easy to understand.”  

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“In accepting war, it should be “pure and simple” as applied to the belligerents.  I would keep it so, till all traces of the war are effaced; till those who appealed to it are sick and tired of it, and come to the emblem of our nation, and sue for peace.  I would not coax them, or even meet them half-way, but make them so sick of war that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it.” ― Sherman, Memoirs, by William Tecumseh Sherman, The Library of America, ©1990 by Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., New York, NY, Pages 88 and 365 respectively.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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