Re: Official U.S. Policy on Confederate POW's
...and another thing. I fully agree that Sherman, Grant, Sheridan, Wilson, Kilpatrick and a host of other Republican generals were responsible for the "unholy" war on Southern civilians, but they were not the source. Abraham Lincoln advocated this type of warfare from the very beginning of the war. John Pope and the 2nd Bull Run/Manassas campaign was the start.