General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1820-91
Sherman saw more clearly than any other Civil War general that modern warfare was completely unlike its 18th-century counterpart. He is sometimes credited with reinventing war, stressing the destruction of the infrastructure necessary to support an enemy army more than the killing of its soldiers, and establishing rules of conflict that are still in effect today.
Creator: Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 — Photographer Alternate Source Title: In defense of libertyItem/Page/Plate: 7.369 Notes: [L.C. Handy Collection, Washington] / [Cabinet mount. VG cond.] Source: “The Pageant of America” Collection / v.7 - In defense of liberty / (Published photographs) Source Description: Approx. 8,000 photographs Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1820-91

Sherman saw more clearly than any other Civil War general that modern warfare was completely unlike its 18th-century counterpart. He is sometimes credited with reinventing war, stressing the destruction of the infrastructure necessary to support an enemy army more than the killing of its soldiers, and establishing rules of conflict that are still in effect today.

Creator: Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 — Photographer Alternate Source Title: In defense of libertyItem/Page/Plate: 7.369 Notes: [L.C. Handy Collection, Washington] / [Cabinet mount. VG cond.] Source: “The Pageant of America” Collection / v.7 - In defense of liberty / (Published photographs) Source Description: Approx. 8,000 photographs Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs