1879 : General Sherman Declares War is Hell in Pontiac

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June 19, 2020 all-day
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On June 19, 1879, William Tecumseh Sherman, General in Chief of the U.S. Army, delivered a variant of his famous “War Is Hell” speech to the graduating class. A total of 10,000 people arrived to listen to Sherman’s speech, and the press reported that it was the largest number of people ever to gather within the township’s boundaries (at that time the village of Orchard Lake was part of West Bloomfield Township). He said: “There is many a boy here today who looks upon war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.”

Source : Michigan Military Academy Wikipedia entry

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