Category Archives: John Sherman

February 18, 1863: Sherman on freedom of the press

John Sherman ********************************************* General Sherman had a longstanding feud with the press. Here he drops a few crocodile tears in a letter to his brother, Ohio Senator John Sherman, about the need to censor the press in the North. He … Continue reading

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John Sherman and “the Helper book”

John Sherman, representative from Ohio On September 14, 1860, John Sherman (William Tecumseh Sherman’s younger brother, by the way) gave a speech to a large Republican meeting in Philadelphia, which was interrupted by clashes with Bell supporters in the crowd. … Continue reading

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