The Best William Tecumseh Sherman quotes

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In the heat of battle, Sherman didn’t panic. He was a man of few words but his actions spoke louder than anything he could have said. In 1864, Sherman began leading Union troops on a grueling march through Georgia that would finally end in victory with Atlanta’s capture and army under siege. His tactics were unorthodox and unpredictable to the point where General Robert E Lee felt forced to surrender at Appomattox Court House because he couldn’t predict what Sherman would do next.
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About William Tecumseh Sherman

birth of the author

Born:
February 8, 1820

death of the author

Died:
February 14, 1891

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Political Party:
Republican

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Education:
United States Military Academy

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Allegiance:
United States

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Branch/Service:
United States Army, Union Army

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Years Of Service:
1840-1853, 1861-1884

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Rank:
Major General

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Battles/Wars:
First Battle Of Bull Run, Battle Of Shiloh, Vicksburg Campaign, Jackson Expedition, Chattanooga Campaign, Meridian Campaign And More.

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Awards:
Thanks Of Congress

Inspiring Phrases From William Tecumseh Sherman

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell. β€” William T. Sherman

If nominated by either party, I should peremptorily decline, and even if unanimously elected, I should decline to serve. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

Grant stood by me when I was crazy. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast. β€” William T. Sherman

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We can make war so terrible and make them so sick of war that generations pass away before they again appeal to it. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

War is hell, and i mean to make it so. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

Various Statements From William Tecumseh Sherman

In our Country… one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

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You may as well say, ‘That’s a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

Though I never ordered it, and never wished for it, I have never shed any tears over the event, because I believe that it hastened what we all fought for, the end of the war. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

War is at its best barbarism. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

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More Phrases From William Tecumseh Sherman

The way to success is strategically along the way of least expectation and tactically along the line of least resistance. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

La guerra es el infierno β€” William T. Sherman

You people speak so lightly of war; you don’t know what you’re talking about. War is a terrible thing! β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

I begin to regard the death and mangling of a couple thousand men as a small affair, a kind of morning dash–and it may be well that we become so hardened. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. β€” William T. Sherman

Deeper Quotes From William Tecumseh Sherman

War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want. β€” William T. Sherman

It’s a disagreeable thing to be whipped. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

I will accept no commission that would tend to create a rivalry with Grant. I want him to hold what he has earned and got. I have all the rank I want. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

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I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

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After all, I think Forrest was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

Amazing Thoughts From William Tecumseh Sherman

I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don’t like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don’t solicit their opinions or votes. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

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Vox populi, Vox humbug. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

I hope to have God on my side; but I must have Kentucky,’ Lincoln reputedly said. β€” Robert L. O

I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina. I almost tremble for her fate. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

The voice of the people is the voice of humbug. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

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War’s Legitimate Object Is More Perfect Peace. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

Some Interesting Quotes From William Tecumseh Sherman

War is hell. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

We] must stop these swarms of Jews who are trading, bartering and robbing. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

Hold the fort! I am coming! β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

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We have good corporals and good sergeants and some good lieutenants and captains, and those are far more important than good generals. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman

I see every chance of a long, confused and disorganizing civil war, and I feel no desire to take a hand therein. β€” William Tecumseh Sherman