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Something You Might Not Have Known: Sherman’s Girlfriend



The Civil War remains the most devastating conflict in American history, and it has given rise to all kinds of romantic tales that sprung from the carnage. At least one of those involves Augusta.

The Augusta tale maintains that General William T. Sherman’s girlfriend intervened and begged him to...

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  1. What a great job you did on bringing out the truth about Sherman’s inability to take Augusta, if that coward had come to Augusta, he would not been able to take Savannah and the South may have rightfully won the war between the Northern agressors and the South.

  2. Sounds like Cecelia Stovall was a wise southern belle who resisted a courtship with the homicidal war criminal William Sherman. The devastation he caused our state was felt by all Georgians for three generations. Since the northern press controlled the national dialogue after the war, the horrors that he and his band of blood thirsty savages committed were glossed over for decades. My criticism has nothing to do with why the war was fought or who won but to point out what was done to Georgia by Sherman.

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