More American soldiers died during the Civil War
than in all the other wars Americans have fought in combined.

"The Colossus" by Francisco de Goya
The scourge of War ravages the countryside while all flee in terror.

General William Sherman:
The First Modern Warrior

"You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out."

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Letter to Mayor Calhoun of Atlanta and others
September 12, 1864

Blunt honesty, grim determination, no equivocation...
"I know I had no hand in making this war,
and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace."

Read Sherman's entire letter in the original!