General William Tecumseh Sherman on his horse Lexington, 1864

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They’re two miles from Atlanta. Lexington was a champion racehorse that Sherman rode through his scorched-earth campaign, the March to the Sea.

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2 Responses to General William Tecumseh Sherman on his horse Lexington, 1864

  1. Tad Donaghe says:

    I interviewed someone who wrote a book about Sherman back when I was in college. After the war, Sherman was not universally hated in the South. As a matter of fact, after the war he spent a good bit of time and made a lot of money travelling around giving speeches about leadership and his military history.

  2. Daniel Dvorkin says:

    Yep. The villainization of Sherman is largely a 20th-century creation, as is so much of the modern mythology of the war.

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