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What, then, must be thought of the worth of General Sherman's testimony, or of the animus which inspired it, when he describes this work as written “in a spirit of fairness and candor and with a desire to do justice to the complicated nature of our war.”

As to the author himself of this libel upon an heroic and unfortunate people, blind prejudice and profound ignorance furnish the only explanation, and the best, though still but a wretched excuse for his offence.

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