There's quite a continuing discussion going on in the comments thread here, about the War Between the States. Even at this late date, the argument remains fresh. By point of reference, I'd like to point out that Roswell, GA has the following monument sort of hidden off behind the Old Mill:
Billy Sherman wasn't content just to beat the Confederate Army of Tennessee. He wasn't content just to burn the mill, or the city of Atlanta.
Why they still hate him down in these parts is that he packed women and children onto cattle cars and shipped them to a concentration camp in Ohio. Funny, I wasn't ever taught that in history class growing up.
People who say that the United States has never lost a war need to come visit Roswell some time.