As this illustration from the Boston Globe shows, Sherman and the Union Army came into Fayetteville in 1865 on their way to Bentonville and eventually the end of the war in Richmond. Sherman occupied the town, and, Union raids and personal gripes aside, took the keys to the city. The Market House represents Fayetteville. Instead of spending time on what never happened there, make note of what did happen. Slavery ended that spring of 1865 and Fayetteville and its symbol played a major role, or Leslie's would not have been still writing about it in 1915. Instead of looking for things to be angry about, think about what this building really represents.