Thirty Years, Five Hours discussed on John Batchelor


Attack their food food resources and this was just in in this case it was buffalo and so schuermann basically stage a huge buffalo hunt right three million buffalo killed estimated between eighteen seventy two and eighteen seventy four there were lots of scandals in the two administrations for ulysses grant and not the least of them were the scandals in the indian lands the bureau of indian affairs did sherman have an opinion of all that did he stay back from it was he discussed bye for the most part because sherman removed himself pretty much from politics in washington and actually moved his operation as chief as chief general in the army to saint louis he stayed away from most of this but the bureau of indian affairs obviously had some impact on him and he as far as he was control concerned he wanted the bureau of indian affairs moved under the auspices of the army where he could take care of it and he he tried to get that done but again couldn't he was in a hurry and then he was in a hurry and then they discovered gold in the black hills this is george armstrong custer of course custer's last stand there we have book ends of gold discovery here for sherman and at that point there was a hurry to remove the indians entirely and he sends i'm watching my notes here from your book bob he sends colonel gibbon general crook general terry into the black hills to defeat the indians custer falls but there's a peace policy sherman doesn't believe in the peace policy does he believes in removing all of the savages basically does in the end he was a transcontinental list if he has his meaning to american history is largely that he was as i said he wasn't the architect of of national expansion the pacific but more like the general contractor he got a lot of this done and this was the crown the crowning achievement was to link the west coast with the east coast and in in the midst of that great dream the indians countered for very little in his estimation he considered them you know a race that we just to be moved aside again with a lot of the the racist overtones of people in the nineteenth century and he achieved it very quickly grant leaves office and goes into private enterprise and sherman stays on he because he's said that he's not going to be involved in politics as general the army a day in the life of of of come sherman he is has an office in the war office that whereas office wasn't wash and then a office in saint louis moved out to saint louis but he had much the same day he derive in start smoking cigars then he'd go for whiskey and a sandwich in the afternoon that was his day right yeah sherman was the guy who believes that his best days were behind him and not not in a pejorative sense too because he greatly enjoyed his later life but he he honestly believed he served his purpose in the war he could kick back he could be general of the army for about four or five hours a day and then you know he was relatively wealthy man he got a lot of people giving them money after the civil war and he had a very large salary hit a salary about triple of what a supreme court justice made and so he enjoyed his life and he didn't he and he always knew that you know if you had to if he had to gear it up because the complications of sherman we'll do quickly now ellen and ellen and comp are very well married they've had many children the son tom com sherman wants to follow his father into the military or into private practice an attorney but he's persuaded by his mother to follow the seminary direction that's a disappointment to sherman and that's a dispute with ellen at the same time the ellen in comp of lived apart their whole lives and sherman has an eye for very kurdi girls and he meets a young woman a very young woman named vinnie ream who overwhelms me i thought you were making her up bob she she's a sculptress amazing and a self invented heroin and sherman doesn't slower down what is he he's like thirty years older.

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