General Richard Montgomery, General Sherman

General Sherman’s – The First U.S. Military General To Embrace A “Scorched Earth” Policy In War

General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 37 week march through Georgia led to the destruction of properties and supplies, within cities and towns that the army had no use of after they used other supplies, to frighten the confederate government into surrender.

General Sherman’s “scorched earth policy” was most dramatically shown during and after the Battle of Atlanta.

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