After the Civil War, Sherman oversaw the country's various Indian Wars, and published his memoirs.
William Sherman in Southern VictoryEdit
When the War of Secession ended, William Sherman was stripped of his generalship of volunteers and was returned to the rank of colonel. Haunted by lingering rumors of insanity, he would never receive a generalship of regular troops.
Nonetheless, Sherman remained in the US Army. At the outbreak of the Second Mexican War in 1881, he commanded the defences of San Francisco. He interviewed anti-war journalist and Confederate veteran Samuel Clemens on suspicion that Clemens was a Confederate agent, but found nothing to substantiate it and gave Clemens a letter to that effect.
After the British raid on San Francisco, Sherman was greatly embarrassed and ridiculed in the city's papers, especially the Morning Call. However, after the cease fire was called, Samuel Clemens couldn't help but acknowledge that Sherman was smarter than most generals after word of his mobile defence strategy against any further Royal Navy attacks reached him.
William Sherman in The Guns of the SouthEdit
General William Sherman's advance into the heart of the Confederacy was halted by General Joseph Johnston, whose forces were armed with AK-47s. Sherman's forces met Johnston's at Rocky Face Ridge, and then again as Resaca and Snake Creek Gap. After these encounters, Sherman's losses were so heavy that he was unable to press forward for fear of losing more men.
William Sherman in SupervolcanoEdit
When the U.S. Geological Survey expedition that Kelly Birnbaum was a member approached the Yellowstone Supervolcano caldera, she heard the cry of a raven. She was reminded of the raven in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" but Daniel Olson was reminded of William Sherman's march through Georgia and his saying that he'd wreck it so well that even a crow would have to carry provisions. The desolate and ash covered landscape made that easy comprehend.