New York Herald, “General Sherman in Kentucky,” October 13, 1861

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    “General Sherman in Kentucky,” New York Herald, October 13, 1861, p. 4: 4.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    GENERAL SHERMAN IN KENTUCKY. – Gen. W. T. Sherman, to whom, on account of the shattered health of General Anderson, the chief command of the Union troops of Kentucky has been assigned, is, according to all accounts, a very superior officer. He is a brother of Senator Sherman, of Ohio, a fact which, of itself, indicates a large degree of pluck, energy and resolution. He is a scholar of rare endowments, and was for some time at the head of the State University of Louisiana, a position which he resigned on the breaking out of Slidell’s secession conspiracy. But, above all, in view of his present responsible position as a military leader, General Sherman’s popularity in Kentucky is due to his qualifications of “a thorough, well trained, long seasoned soldier.” He is fully endorsed by General Anderson. With such a leader, then, as General Sherman, we may expect, and very soon, too, from the stalworth Union troops of Kentucky the best results.

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