Notes on William T. Sherman's Speech

Text of a speech written or given by William T. Sherman. The text has been edited, refers to Sherman in the third person in a few places, and is written on the letterhead of William H. Potter, insurance agent in Mystic, Connecticut. The address was delivered at a celebration held at Fort Griswold, and Sherman unequivocally stated that he had been promised he would not have to speak. His topics included his ancestor Taylor Sherman of Fairfield County, Connecticut, the wars with the Indians, General Custer's defeat at the hands of Indians, and in general decried the savagery of American Indians against white settlers.
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