Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fact of the Day: Sherman Pledge

General William Sherman was one of the most notable Union Generals in the Civil War and is often referred to as the first modern military general. Supporters threw his name as a possible candidate in the 1884 presidential election and Sherman responded to the news with this quote "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.". 

21 comments:

Moscow Blogger said...

As usual interesting!
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FilipBlog said...

I like his quote. Shows he was a man with an opinion.

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Filip

Anna and Klaudia said...

interesting! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Not suprised with he was at it.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Sounds like a man with a lot of principles.

Meitzeu said...

Notable indeed. :)

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Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like he had his stuff together

DeniseinVA said...

An interesting man but I hear he is not very popular in Georgia. I would like to learn more about that and about him.

Sam said...

Old school hardcore man

Caro * said...

Very interessant. You are a mine of informations :)

Ruth said...

I didn't know he was the one that said that. I know the quote though.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Deginitely one of a kind!

A Beer for the Shower said...

If he's so notable why haven't I heard of him? Really, though, he sounds like an honorable guy. Off to Google to learn more...

Al Penwasser said...

"But, I will, however, invest in a comb."

Al Penwasser said...

"And, maybe a razor."

Al Penwasser said...

Just ask the people in Georgia.

Unknown said...

Buena informaciĆ³n!!
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bj said...

Interesting...

A Shermanesque Statement by Lyndon Johnson...

President Lyndon B. Johnson famously invoked the pledge in his March 31, 1968, national address announcing that he would not seek a second full term, saying "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president."

Christine said...

very direct this man!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Haha...I love how he responded!

MEcoy said...

he seems a tough guy