General W. T. Sherman (1820-1891)
“Indeed, Florida was the Indian’s paradise, was of little value to us, and it was a great pity to remove the Seminoles at all, for we could have collected there all the Choctaws, Creeks, Cherokees, and Chickasaws, in addition to the Seminoles.”
- From the Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman. General Sherman was stationed in Florida and South Carolina in the United States prior to the Mexican-American War. He would later become a major figure in the Union victory over the Confederacy in the U.S. Civil War.