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SHERIDAN Philip

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United States Army officer, Union general in the American Civil War.

American
1831 -  1888

How military prowess drives to inhumanity

The proper strategy consists in inflicting as telling blows as possible on the enemy's army, and then causing the inhabitants so much suffering that they must long for peace, and force the government to demand it. The people must be left with nothing but their eyes to weep with over the war.