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#civil #war-Gen. Sherman's Union troops a lever designed by his engineers to tear apart rails as they march through Georgia. They were destroyed beyond repair using a technique called 'Sherman's neck ties.' [library of congress]] qw

Interesting fact: One-third of the soldiers who fought for the Union Army were immigrants, and nearly one in 10 was African American. We often hear about Irish soldiers (7.5 percent of the army), but the Union’s ranks included even more Germans (10 percent) Other immigrant soldiers were French, Italian, Polish, English and Scottish. Blacks were permitted to join the Union Army in 1863, and some scholars believe this infusion of soldiers may have turned the tide of the war.

General William T. Sherman with group (family?) on porch. ©Missouri History Museum

revoltedstates: “ [Private Charles F. Sherman of 2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery, with inset photo of unidentified woman] (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr. ”

German soldiers in the Battle of Stalingrad

William Tecumseh Sherman by Matthew Brady

Wooden armoured M4 Sherman: The U.S. M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most numerous battle tank used by the United States and some of the other Western Allies in World War II. The M4 Sherman proved to be reliable, relatively cheap to produce and available in great numbers. Thousands were distributed through the Lend-Lease program to the British Commonwealth and Soviet Union. The tank was named by the British for the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

William Tecumseh Sherman, the first 'Modern General', seen in civil clothes. During Sherman's famous "March to the Sea", the Union destroyed nearly everything in its path, both military and civilian, on its way to Savannah, Georgia. This is one reason, the South continued to hate the North for so long after the war was over...

women wlders - world war ii

Soviet M4A2 76mm