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Re: [civilwarwest] Sherman's "Negro Letter"

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  • VFLOYDREL@aol.com
    In a message dated 3/2/2003 6:16:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, ... I don t see that I was surprised he was a racist..and never said so..I noted I was impressed
    Message 1 of 16 , Mar 2, 2003
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      In a message dated 3/2/2003 6:16:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, hiscord@... writes:


      I am suprised that you are suprised that sherman was a racist.


        I don't see that I was surprised he was a racist..and never said so..I noted I was impressed by the letter...I already knew his proclivities...
      "
      I read this passage a few years ago, and was so impressed with it,"


                                                                            Van
      " you might as well rail against the thunderstorm as against these horrors of war"...W.T. Sherman
    • james2044 <james2044@hotmail.com>
      Sherman was not intrested in having USCT regiments. That was not an uncommon feeling up to and including WWII. When you consider the times, even considering
      Message 2 of 16 , Mar 2, 2003
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        Sherman was not intrested in having USCT regiments. That was not an
        uncommon feeling up to and including WWII. When you consider the
        times, even considering the idea made him a liberal.

        Now how did that make him a racist?
      • Daniel F. Giallombardo
        Yep, it s purt near amazin. ... ADVERTISEMENT
        Message 3 of 16 , Mar 3, 2003
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                                              Yep, it's "purt "near amazin.'

          VFLOYDREL@... wrote:

           In a message dated 3/2/2003 5:59:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, shotgun@... writes:
           
           
          I never cease to be amazed at the wealth of knowledge in this group.

            In my case mostly luck..I read this passage a few years ago, and was so impressed with it, I kept it copied in a file,and even used it in my online trivia with ehistory.
                                                                                       Van
          " you might as well rail against the thunderstorm as against these horrors of war"...W.T. Sherman

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        • Daniel F. Giallombardo
          Chuck, Once again you amaze - even me. ... ADVERTISEMENT
          Message 4 of 16 , Mar 3, 2003
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                                                        Chuck,
                                           Once again you amaze - even me.

            carpmaster wrote:

             

            Dick Weeks wrote:

            Thanks Harry.  I have no idea of the time frame.  I suspect the letter was written to Halleck just by the wording of the excerpt from the OR that I posted.  Not sure at all.  Danged if I don't hate these emails that ask for help and don't give me the info to work with.  Thanks for your help, its a start.
            The Shermans  letter to Halleck was written Sept 4, 1864. Sherman's Civil War, pg. 698
            The 'negro letter' refers to a letter written to John  A. Spooner Esq. Agent for the Commonwealth
            of Massachusetts, written July 30, 1864  in Sherman's Civil War. pg 677.  The letter was made public
            by Spooner  in the August 18, 1864 Chicago Tribune and soon appeared in other papers both North
            and South. There is also a reference to material in John F.Marazalek's Sherman's Other War: The General and the
            Civil War press, pg 168-69. (which I don't have)
            Hope this helps,
            Chuck in IL.
             


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          • carpmaster
            ... Would have replied earlier but just got off work Thank you Dan. Actually I believe this was the 1st time I was able to amaze anyone in this great group.
            Message 5 of 16 , Mar 4, 2003
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              Daniel F. Giallombardo wrote:
                                                          Chuck,
                                             Once again you amaze - even me.
              Would have replied earlier but just got off work
               Thank you Dan. Actually I believe this was the 1st time I was able to amaze anyone in this
              great group. Even amazed myself in beating all the much more knowledgeable people in locating
              the material Dick was looking for. Especially when considering my meager library.
              Chuck in Il.

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