According to historian Robert Wooster, the five most influential people of the American Civil War (1861-1865) were Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and who else?

Answer: William T. Sherman (1820-1891). He was especially famous, or infamous depending whose side you were on, for his Sherman’s ‘March Through Georgia’, where his men decimated the state as they went.

Source: Civil War 100 by Robert Wooster

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