Sherman County, Kansas is named for Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman who led the famous march from Atlanta to Savannah, Ga. He later was the General of the Army of the West and prosecuted the war against the Indians. He said "War is Hell," and believed if you make those people making war feel the pain they would quit fighting. He used this "total war" philosophy both in the Civil War and fighting with the American Indians in the West.
Since Sept. 2002