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General Sherman’s Total War

‘War is an uncivil game and can’t be civilised’, said one Union sergeant of General Sherman’s rampage through Georgia in 1864. Matt Carr discusses this turning point in the American Civil War.

The Capture of Atlanta by the Union Army, September 2nd, 1864. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA / Bridgeman Images

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