Two takes on tonight's Sherman show

From the Hartford Courant:
In "Sherman's Total War Tactics: A Save Our History Special" (History, 8 p.m.) Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman is actually hailed by military men as a genius for introducing terror to American warfare. Those who have had their towns burned to the ground by American troops may have a different idea about the man who led the destructive march through Georgia and the Carolinas in 1864-65.
From the History Channel website:
In this Save Our History special, we travel the entire route of the march, investigating the innovative tactics and technologies used by 60,000 Union troops on the march from Atlanta to Savannah and up into North Carolina. From building a replica portable pontoon bridge to diving for an actual section of a submerged bridge, from a shooting contest between a Union repeating rifle and Confederate musket to twisting "Sherman's Neckties" around a burning tree, we explore what remains today of Sherman's March and discover how his sometimes brutal but always innovative strategies allowed his troops to move quickly and effectively.