General William Tecumseh Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)

“I have seen a detailed soldier, who got only his monthly pay of eight dollars a month, and twenty cents a day for extra duty, nailing on weather-boards and shingles, alongside a citizen who was paid sixteen dollars a day. This was a real injustice, made the soldiers discontented, and it was hardly to be wondered at that so many deserted.”

  • From volume 1, chapter 3, of the Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman (reprinted by Renaissance Classics, 2012).


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