Whoever is more cruel will win all
Sherman did the correct thing to take the victory, he went big and not home
Total warfare is when A military destroys completely the enemy land. If you want to win a war your going to have to be cruel, Sherman did what he had to do to take the victory. Look in the bright side, Sherman wanted to free slaves he was basically on the good side, don't you want the good side to win. If I was in Sherman shoes I would have done the same thing, destroy everything and make them retreat. The union needed a win desperately, so they got the job done total warfare was the answer. Another moment in USA history where they use total warfare was when USA bombed Japan. The Atomic Bomb destroyed everything. The difference is that back then in Sherman time they didn't have that much technology.