"Sherman ruined lives"
Sherman ruined lives by demolishing the shouthern peoples cotton gins and other farm equipment. He needed to just take a march to make a point not to ruin peoples belongings. He ruined a lot of equipment for nothing. He also burned peoples houses along the way.
The anaconda plan and the march to the sea. They where alike because they where trying to prevent the south from getting back up from their war (to keep them at bay). The plans also kept the south occupied with other things so the north could fight the south and also have a back up plan at the same time.