“You Must Kill Every Man, Woman And Child First”

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He asked, “Do you know what you are fighting for?”
I answered “Existence.”
He said: “We wont let you have it.”
With a fearful grin he went on, “in four months we’ll have the Confederacy on its knees.”
I answered, “You must kill every man, woman and child first.”
He said, “We’ll do it, too. At the beginning of this war I didn’t care a cent about a nigger, but I’d rather enlist for ten years longer than let the South have its independence.”
Then, with a chuckle, he exclaimed, “We’ll starve you out! Not in one place that we have visited have we left three meals.”
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General Sherman

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