“My Dear Brother”
Three weeks have passed since Brig. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman returned to active duty following a respite at home to calm his rattled nerves. But
“I am fully conscious that in surrendering that command I confessed my inability to manage it,” he wrote. “This is mortifying but true.”
What distresses me most is that you and Ellen and my children should suffer from my disgrace. Could I alone atone for it there would be some chance of endurance but I know full well hundreds and thousands who have been my friends will attribute to me the most unworthy motives, and then would adjudge against my children.
The question now is whether redemption will ever be within Cump’s reach.
THE WAR ELSEWHERE: Same old, same old. Skirmishes here and there in
IT’S COMING SOONER THAN YOU THINK:
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