It steadily increased in destructiveness during the preceding eight years.
Sherman, like Sheridan, was much criticized for his methods of reducing opposition, but it does not seem that his "bummers" were guilty of wanton cruelty and destructiveness, at least in general, though the cavalry naturally gave more ground for the accusation than the main body of the army.
Some attempt is made to diminish the destructiveness of war (xx.
Similarly, the comparatively small destructiveness of modern plague, even in India, may be explained by the improved sanitary conditions and energetic measures dictated by modern knowledge.
Its alleged destructiveness to the Hawaiian avifauna seems open to doubt.
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