RE: NANFA-- just 25 days away

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 14:28:05 -0400

Sherman got worse press than he really deserves. I say that even though his
army burned down my grandmother's hometown of Meridian, Miss., as the famous
March to the Sea began (he only spared the house he had commandered for the
winter; too bad for my great-great-grandparents). Sheridan, on the other
hand--there's a guy who truly had a mean streak in him! Sherman saw a
strategic necessity while Sheridan saw a way to act as the avenging angel or

But Jay, I don't know your statue-battle death question. Sheridan certainly
didn't die in battle (ask the Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho...).

This is all dangerously off-topic. So maybe we can rename some _Notropis_
species, the Sherman Shiner?

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

> > >(birth place of General William T. Sherman!)
> >
> > Boo! Hiss!! :)
>No one being burned alive agrees that all is fair in war :-) Much of the
>North just like the South is proud of its war heroes. Columbus named its
>hocky team the Blue Jackets, and even though the mascot is a hornet, the
>name came from its Civil War history.
>Not too far away from Lancaster is a statue of General Sheridan in the town
>of Somerset. When I was a kid we would drive from Pittsburgh to southern
>Ohio once or twice a year and we would always go through Sheridan. His
>statue was of him on a horse, but I don't remember if none, one or two of
>the horse's feet were off the ground. So I don't know if he died from
>battle. You guys know the statue-battle death connection I'm referring to?
>If it's true it's neat.
>Jay DeLong
>Olympia, WA
>"It is horrifying that we have to fight
>our own government to save the environment."
>~Ansel Adams

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