"While many believe that Sherman spared the town because it was too beautiful to burn during his March to The Sea, the truth is that Madison was home to pro-Union Senator Joshua Hill. Hill had ties with General Sherman's brother at West Point, so his sparing the town was more political than appreciation of its beauty."It's a lovely town, worth a strolling visit if you're ever in the area if you can get past the fact that the wealth that created this—apparently typical—town was created on the backs of persons who were owned like livestock.
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|From "The Meh Gatsby"?|