Re: Sheridan vs. Lee
“This forced patriotism is not the thing…it is not the way to treat a free & generous people, and ere long hearts will be alienated away from the Government & system that thus tramples on our rights, our feelings, and our sacred honor”
Quoted by Catherine Edmondston, commenting on the several visits of Impressment and Commissary Officers sweeping the Halifax County plantations in North Carolina at Gen Joe Johnston’s orders. April, 1865
General Sherman bi-passed that area.