General W. T. Sherman

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.

 

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