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Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to W.G. Eliot, St. Louis, Mo., May 26, 1879

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Identifier: D03869

Title: Letter signed W.T. Sherman, Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D.C., to W.G. Eliot, St. Louis, Mo., May 26, 1879

Description: States that he is upset because Congress is renewing their angry debates so soon after the Civil War "as it were ignoring the epoch 1861-5." Sherman thinks Congress will adjourn without appropriating for the army. States that the exodus of the industrious negroes is a partial solution of the difficulty in the South. Voices his opinion of the debates in Congress and his belief that the country is threatened with a war of "words and not of army."

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1879-05-26

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

Subjects: African Americans
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Politics and government

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