26 January 2009

The Burning

Recommended: Listen to this excellent audio program about "The Burning" of the Shenandoah Valley by Union General Phil Sheridan. More here - including on how to get the video version.

2 comments:

Gil said...

Had the Right prevailed in the WBTS, Sherman, Sheridan, Hunter and others, not Major Wirz, would have climbed the gallows.

Barry said...

I have relatives who have passed down oral tradition regarding Sherman's bummers taking every piece of food available and finding meat that was buried in the woods. They left everyone to starve. This was around the Bentonville, NC area. Truly brutal warfare.