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Major General William T. Sherman's march from Atlanta to Savannah in 1864 is referred to as the so-called "March to the Sea". It is an error to term the battle tactics of Sherman as one of total war or total destruction. Sherman destroyed crops and livestock that were potential supplies of the Confederate army. Total warfare is the term used to describe WW 2. There, civilian cities were targets for destruction. All the major powers in WW 2 resorted to total destruction as a means to demoralize the enemy and also to kill potential soldiers. Of course, the destruction also targeted factories and farmlands.

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