“Atlanta Is Ours, and Fairly Won” 150 September 1, 2014 8 comments Sherman 8 comments… add one Pat Young September 1, 2014, 2:17 pm What does “and fairly won” mean? Reply Kevin Levin September 1, 2014, 3:19 pm Great question, Pat. Reply Dave Stilwell September 1, 2014, 3:54 pm I was wondered about that, too. I thought maybe it was Gen. Sherman’s way of striking back at the southerners claims that he was a terrorist or arsonist instead of a soldier. But, those probably didn’t start until after the march to the sea, no? Reply Andy Hall September 1, 2014, 5:03 pm I think it’s just Sherman’s way of saying, “we fought for this one all the way through.” Reply Christopher Shelley September 1, 2014, 7:48 pm It means he didn’t cheat. Reply Laura McCarty September 1, 2014, 4:42 pm http://www.gpb.org/37-weeks/episodes/20 enough said! Reply Kevin Levin September 1, 2014, 4:44 pm Wonderful series. Reply Dudley Bokoski September 1, 2014, 6:21 pm I suspect by “fairly won” Sherman meant it was won in battle with not inconsequential casualties on both sides. It would not have had to do with the burning of the city, as this did not occur the Union forces were preparing to leave. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.