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Major General George Stoneman

Major General George Stoneman, The "Merchant of Terror" during Sherman's March to the Sea

Cavalry commander had an illustrious career in the army prior to the Civil War. Under George McClellan, Stoneman languished in routine duty. He was assigned to duty in Washington following the Union loss at Chancellorsville. During the Atlanta Campaign Stoneman earned the noterity of becoming the highest ranking officer captured by the Confederates. He earned the sobriquet "Merchant of Terror" because Sherman called on him to burn Georgia towns on the March to the Sea. Among the cities he destroyed were Marietta and Atlanta.

Image added on:February 24, 2006


George Stoneman

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