Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Brigadier General William T. Sherman: Undated, written between August 19 & September 18, 1861

I hardly know my sphere in Kentucky, but it will be political and military combined. I think Anderson wanted me because he knows I seek not personal fame or glory, and that I will heartily second his plans and leave him the fame. Most assuredly does he esteem my motives. Not till I see daylight ahead do I want to lead. But when danger threatens and others slink away I am and will be at my post.

SOURCE: M. A. DeWolfe Howe, Editor, Home Letters of General Sherman, p. 219.

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