• Many and many a person in Georgia asked me why we did not go to South Carolina; and, when I answered that we were en route for that State, the invariable reply was, - Well, if you will make those people feel the utmost severities of war, we will pardon you for your desolation of Georgia.

    William Tecumseh Sherman (1875). “Memoirs of General William T. Sherman”, p.228
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