On this day in 1864, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman began his “long march” into Georgia to seize Atlanta and the surrounding towns from Confederate Soldiers; a pivotal campaign in defeating the Southern State during the American Civil War.
Atlanta fell to Union Troops on September 2nd, 1864.
“They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride,” said Sherman.
“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over,” he added.
The Battle of Atlanta left approximately 2,000 Americans dead and another 10,000 wounded.
Read more about Sherman’s Campaign to control Georgia here.
AL GORE: Fight Against Global Warming Same as ‘CIVIL WAR,’ Will Cause ‘End of Civilization’
Anti-Trump crusader and former Vice President Al Gore issued a dire warning against the perils of climate change this week; suggesting global warming was the same as the American “Civil War” and can bring about the “end of civilization.”
“What is going on in the public square right now is more important than any time since the Civil War,” Gore said. “We are facing an ecological crisis that can bring about the end of civilization.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 15, 2019
“Atlanta is emerging as a leader among cities,” Gore told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I am extremely impressed with the leadership of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the work that she is doing in the environmental space.”
Read the full report at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
'USA! USA!': President Trump Gets 'HUGE' Reception by US Troops in Iraq
President Trump touched-down in Iraq this week to greet US soldiers during the Christmas holiday; speaking to a packed crowd of service men and women before holding high-level talks with military leadership.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted footage of the Commander-in-Chief addressing the American troops during his three hour visit on social media Wednesday, when the crowd broke out into a touching “USA” chant as Trump took the stage.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) December 26, 2018
The president’s visit comes just days after he announced the withdrawal of American troops from civil-war torn Syria; saying the US mission to destroy ISIS in the region was accomplished.