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Discuss the merits, tactics, and achievements of notable military generals in history. I'll start. William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) Major General William Tecumseh Sherman was Grant's most trusted Lieutenant during the American Civil War. He is best known for his March to the Sea (also known as the Savanna Campaign), from Atlanta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia which effectively broke the backs of the Confederacy. He is widely recognized as the single most instrumental man to ending the war. Sherman is a polarizing figure. Depending on where in the US you live he is either
It is a truism of military science that success in battle depends on calculable strengths such as mass and firepower. My observations is that for this reason strategy plans around this truism, anticipating success. However, this is not always the case. My question is: would the forum agree that wars are won when battles defy the outcome dictated by calculable strength?