Huh. The Nazis did the same thing in conquered territory. So did the Soviets.
But who were the terrorists? The snipers or the invaders? I've lived in the deep south, and I assure you Sherman isn't revered there for his skill at 'suppressing terrorism.'
Yeah but...we Americans also did that to German towns post War 2, except we used explosives.
Yeah, sorry; that approach didn't work and doesn't.
Bringing war crimes committed by Americans against Americans into the argument is far from persuasive.
Sherman waging war on women and children is the United States everlasting shame.