Talk:William Tecumseh Sherman

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Democratic Platform of 1864[edit]

In the Atlanta section of this article, the statement "the Democratic Party platform called for peace negotiations based on the acknowledgment of the Confederacy's independence." is flatly wrong. The platform called for immediate negotiations so that "peace may be restored on the basis of the Federal Union of the States." Could someone with the authority please correct this error? see :http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=29578 for full text of the platform It might be argued that the platform if implemented would have led to southern independence, but that is not the same thing. And it has to be remembered that although it presented a peace platform, the Democratic Party nominated a war democrat, McClellan, who was committed to having no peace without restoration of the Union.

Foster sister.[edit]

If he married his foster father's daughter, then he married his foster sister. I suppose if their ages were substantially different (they never lived together as brother and sister) that would also merit inclusion. Also there is a Thomas Ewing Sr. and Jr. and I will emend the name to signify which relation we are talking about. I find it curious that it is written carefully avoiding pointing out that she was (or was not) his foster sister.173.189.73.207 (talk) 20:06, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Genocide[edit]

why is there no mention of genocide?  Sherman and Hitler were cut from same cloth!  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.24.36.143 (talk) 07:57, 1 May 2015 (UTC) 

Under "Death," the correct phrase is "half staff," not "half mast." "Half mast" is used only for ships at sea. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 159.145.7.104 (talk) 20:22, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Are you referring to the plains Indians or the Southerns. Also, the Hitler comparison, isn't really clear. --41.150.64.149 (talk) 11:19, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

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