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Memoirs of General W T Sherman

Memoirs of General W T  Sherman Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780140437980
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The controversial Union General looks back on his life, his memories of the South and West, and his experiences during the Civil War.

William Tecumseh Sherman In the Service of My Country A Life

William Tecumseh Sherman  In the Service of My Country  A Life Book
Author : James Lee McDonough
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2016-06-14
ISBN : 0393242129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times best-selling biography of one of America’s most storied military figures. General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Evolving from a spirited student at West Point, Sherman became a general who fought in some of the Civil War’s most decisive campaigns—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Atlanta—until finally, seeking a swift ending to the war’s horrendous casualties, he devastated southern resources on his famous March to the Sea across the Carolinas. Later, as general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, Sherman relentlessly paved the way west during the Indian wars. James Lee McDonough’s fresh insight reveals a man tormented by fears that history would pass him by and that he would miss his chance to serve his country. Drawing on years of research, McDonough delves into Sherman’s dramatic personal life, including his strained relationship with his wife, his personal debts, and his young son’s death. The result is a remarkable, illuminating portrait of an American icon.

Memoirs of General William T Sherman

Memoirs of General William T  Sherman Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1876
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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William Tecumseh Sherman and the Settlement of the West

William Tecumseh Sherman and the Settlement of the West Book
Author : Robert G. Athearn
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780806127699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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William Tecumseh Sherman is known primarily for having cut a swath of destruction through Georgia and the Carolinas during the Civil War. From the fame of these years, however, he moved into an eighteen-year phase of “insuring the tranquility” of the vast region of the American West. As commander of the Division of the Missouri from 1865 to 1869 and General of the Army of the United States under President Grant from 1869 to 1883, Sherman facilitated expansion and settlement in the West while suppressing the raids of the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, Comanche, and Crow Indians. Robert G. Athearn explores Sherman’s and his army’s roles in the settling of the West, especially within the broad framework of railroad construction, Indian policy, political infighting, and popular opinion.

Memoirs of Gen William T Sherman

Memoirs of Gen  William T  Sherman   Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-02-01
ISBN : 9781611044539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hailed as a prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, Sherman is the most controversial general of the Civil War. War is cruelty, you cannot refine it, he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges and a fascinating, eerie account of the famous march through the Carolinas. sure the memoirs remained controversial. W. T. Sherman's memoirs are still controversial, even today. He is either a great general, or an overrated one. He is either hailed as a prophet of modern war or condemned as a modern barbarism. The historical value of these memoirs is enormous. Sherman contributed a great deal to the war, and was partially responsible for the war ending when it did. He conducted one of the most brilliant military campaigns in modern history (actually, they were three campaigns--Atlanta, Savannah, and the Carolinas) and accomplished what many considered to be the impossible. His policy of total war, applied in the South, was utilized by Sheridan in the Shenandoah, and was later slightly modified to be used against the Indians. Thanks to his memoirs, we have a step-by-step account of how this policy developed. Sherman's work is engaging and very to the point. He is meticulous almost to a fault in his quest for accuracy and detail. His writing is very, very good, and easy to read. He endeavored to be objective in his evaluations. Quick to give praise and slow to censure, he was not afraid to record the failures of his subordinates. William T. Sherman is a very colorful figure in Civil War history. He may well be one of the most complex and intriguing individuals of the war. To some, he is a barbarian; to others, a deliverer. He is immensely quotable, and was very opinionated and outspoken. If you're contemplating studying the Civil War, do not be put off by this book's length. Far from being a dry account of a man's recollections, this is a very engaging and very worthwhile autobiography, and any student of the war will profit by reading it. Volume 2 covers the Atlanta Campaign (including Nashville, Chattanooga, Kennesaw Mountain, and other battles around Atlanta), the pursuit of General Hood, the March to the Sea from Atlanta to Savannah, chapters about Savannah and Pocotaligo, the Campaign of the Carolinas, the end of the war (from Goldsboro to Raleigh and Washington), and military lessons of the war, and the aftermath of the war.

Fierce Patriot

Fierce Patriot Book
Author : Robert L. O'Connell
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2014-07-01
ISBN : 0679604693
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape—and the American character. America’s first “celebrity” general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some were exalted in the public eye, others known only to his intimates. In this bold, revisionist portrait, Robert L. O’Connell captures the man in full for the first time. From his early exploits in Florida, through his brilliant but tempestuous generalship during the Civil War, to his postwar career as a key player in the building of the transcontinental railroad, Sherman was, as O’Connell puts it, the “human embodiment of Manifest Destiny.” Here is Sherman the military strategist, a master of logistics with an uncanny grasp of terrain and brilliant sense of timing. Then there is “Uncle Billy,” Sherman’s public persona, a charismatic hero to his troops and quotable catnip to the newspaper writers of his day. Here, too, is the private Sherman, whose appetite for women, parties, and the high life of the New York theater complicated his already turbulent marriage. Warrior, family man, American icon, William Tecumseh Sherman has finally found a biographer worthy of his protean gifts. A masterful character study whose myriad insights are leavened with its author’s trademark wit, Fierce Patriot will stand as the essential book on Sherman for decades to come. Praise for Fierce Patriot “A superb examination of the many facets of the iconic Union general.”—General David Petraeus “Sherman’s standing in American history is formidable. . . . It is hard to imagine any other biography capturing it all in such a concise and enlightening fashion.”—National Review “A sharply drawn and propulsive march through the tortured psyche of the man.”—The Wall Street Journal “[O’Connell’s] narrative of the March to the Sea is perhaps the best I have ever read.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post “A surprising, clever, wise, and powerful book.”—Evan Thomas, author of Ike’s Bluff

The Destructive War

The Destructive War Book
Author : Charles Royster
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-09-14
ISBN : 0307760596
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the moment the Civil War began, partisans on both sides were calling not just for victory but for extermination. And both sides found leaders who would oblige. In this vivid and fearfully persuasive book, Charles Royster looks at William Tecumseh Sherman and Stonewall Jackson, the men who came to embody the apocalyptic passions of North and South, and re-creates their characters, their strategies, and the feelings they inspired in their countrymen. At once an incisive dual biography, hypnotically engrossing military history, and a cautionary examination of the American penchant for patriotic bloodshed, The Destructive War is a work of enormous power.

William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman Book
Author : Nancy Whitelaw
Publisher : Morgan Reynolds Pub
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9781883846121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chronicles the life of the Union general, discussing his early life and career and his role in the Civil War

William Tecumseh Sherman Memoirs of General W T Sherman LOA 51

William Tecumseh Sherman  Memoirs of General W  T  Sherman  LOA  51  Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : Library of America
Release : 1990-10-01
ISBN : 1598531239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports. This complex self-portrait of an innovative and relentless American warrior provides firsthand accounts of the war’s crucial events—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the marches through Georgia and the Carolinas. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Memoirs of General William T Sherman

Memoirs of General William T  Sherman Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1904
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Citizen Sherman

Citizen Sherman Book
Author : Michael Fellman
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A portrait of the Civil War general describes his outrage at secession attempts, his strategies that were based on psychological tactics, the contradictions that marked his life, and his postwar achievements

General William T Sherman A Memoir

General William T  Sherman  A Memoir Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2019-12-18
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published ten years after the end of the Civil War, "Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman" were among the first memoirs written by one of the prominent Civil War generals. The memoirs caused a lot of controversy, especially because of the author's unfair treatment of General Grant. General Sherman replied to his critics: "...any witness who may disagree with me should publish his own version of facts in the truthful narration of which he is interested."

Sherman s Civil War

Sherman s Civil War Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Collects over four hundred of the general's letters, revealing his views on politicians, the press, race relations, Reconstruction, and military tactics on both sides of the Civil War.

The Memorial Life of General William Tecumseh Sherman

The Memorial Life of General William Tecumseh Sherman Book
Author : Edward Chase
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1891
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The White Tecumseh

The White Tecumseh Book
Author : Stanley P. Hirshson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 1997-04-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the life of the controversial Union general, and describes his impact on the Civil War

Memoirs of General William Tecumseh Sherman

Memoirs of General William Tecumseh Sherman Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-12-31
ISBN : 9781494845124
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hailed as a prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, Sherman is the most controversial general of the Civil War. "War is cruelty, you cannot refine it," he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges and a fascinating, eerie account of the famous march through the Carolinas. sure the memoirs remained controversial. W. T. Sherman's memoirs are still controversial, even today. He is either a great general, or an overrated one. He is either "hailed as a prophet of modern war or condemned as a modern barbarism." The historical value of these memoirs is enormous. Sherman contributed a great deal to the war, and was partially responsible for the war ending when it did. He conducted one of the most brilliant military campaigns in modern history (actually, they were three campaigns--Atlanta, Savannah, and the Carolinas) and accomplished what many considered to be the impossible. His policy of total war, applied in the South, was utilized by Sheridan in the Shenandoah, and was later slightly modified to be used against the Indians. Thanks to his memoirs, we have a step-by-step account of how this policy developed. Sherman's work is engaging and very to the point. He is meticulous almost to a fault in his quest for accuracy and detail. His writing is very, very good, and easy to read. He endeavored to be objective in his evaluations. Quick to give praise and slow to censure, he was not afraid to record the failures of his subordinates. William T. Sherman is a very colorful figure in Civil War history. He may well be one of the most complex and intriguing individuals of the war. To some, he is a barbarian; to others, a deliverer. He is immensely quotable, and was very opinionated and outspoken. If you're contemplating studying the Civil War, do not be put off by this book's length. Far from being a dry account of a man's recollections, this is a very engaging and very worthwhile autobiography, and any student of the war will profit by reading it. Volume 1 covers from 1820 to the Mexican War, Sherman's recollections of California (and the Godl Rush), his experience in Missouri, Louisiana, New York, and Kansas. Also included: The Battle of Bull Run, Paducah, the Battle of Shiloh, Memphis, Arkansas, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and the Meridian Campaign. Volume 1 also includes notes by Sherman, the preface to the second edition, and an appendix. Volume 2 covers the Atlanta Campaign (including Nashville, Chattanooga, Kennesaw Mountain, and other battles around Atlanta), the pursuit of General Hood, the “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savannah, chapters about Savannah and Pocotaligo, the Campaign of the Carolinas, the end of the war (from Goldsboro to Raleigh and Washington), and military lessons of the war, and the aftermath of the war.

Memoirs of General William T Sherman Writen by Himself 1875 By General William T Sherman

Memoirs of General William T  Sherman  Writen by Himself  1875   By  General William T  Sherman Book
Author : General William T. Sherman
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-09-23
ISBN : 9781977555861
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 - February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.[1] Sherman began his Civil War career serving in the First Battle of Bull Run and Kentucky in 1861. He served under General Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 and 1863 during the battles of forts Henry and Donelson, the Battle of Shiloh, the campaigns that led to the fall of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River, and the Chattanooga Campaign, which culminated with the routing of the Confederate armies in the state of Tennessee. In 1864, Sherman succeeded Grant as the Union commander in the western theater of the war. He proceeded to lead his troops to the capture of the city of Atlanta, a military success that contributed to the re-election of Abraham Lincoln. Sherman's subsequent march through Georgia and the Carolinas further undermined the Confederacy's ability to continue fighting. He accepted the surrender of all the Confederate armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida in April 1865, after having been present at most major military engagements in the western theater. When Grant assumed the U.S. presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army, in which capacity he served from 1869 until 1883. As such, he was responsible for the U.S. Army's engagement in the Indian Wars over the next 15 years. Sherman advocated total war against hostile Indians to force them back onto their reservations. He steadfastly refused to be drawn into politics and in 1875 published his Memoirs, one of the best-known first-hand accounts of the Civil War. British military historian B. H. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general." Early life: Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first Secretary of the Interior. Sherman was distantly related to American founding father Roger Sherman and grew to admire him.[3] Sherman's older brother Charles Taylor Sherman became a federal judge. One of his younger brothers, John Sherman, served as a U.S. senator and Cabinet secretary. Another younger brother, Hoyt Sherman, was a successful banker. Two of his foster brothers served as major generals in the Union Army during the Civil War: Hugh Boyle Ewing, later an ambassador and author, and Thomas Ewing, Jr., who would serve as defense attorney in the military trials of the Lincoln conspirators. Sherman would marry his foster sister, Ellen Boyle Ewing, at age 30 and have eight children with her.....

Memoirs of Gen William T Sherman Complete

Memoirs of Gen  William T  Sherman  Complete  Book
Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-02-15
ISBN : 9781543130003
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Both volumes of General William T. Sherman's superb memoirs are contained in this presentable and unified edition. The Memoirs of William T. Sherman is a landmark autobiography featuring Sherman's recollections of the years prior to, during, and following the U.S. Civil War. We hear detailed accounts of Sherman's coming-of-age, his military training, his rise through the ranks, and the battles he participated in. Pages are filled with meticulous details of troop movements and battle tactics, with Sherman's prowess as a general in full evidence upon every page, together with his encounters and correspondences with other prominent figures of the time. Volume One The first volume begins with General Sherman's early life. His formative childhood and upbringing, his experience with combat in the Mexican-American War plus his years as an officer in California are recounted. We hear of his friends and superiors, and the attitude with which he confronted what was to be a lengthy military career spanning decades. In terms of excitement and pace, the book comes into its own with the beginning of the American Civil War. A military man and officer by heart, it is when describing the successive skirmishes such as the bloody, gore-stained Battle of Vicksburg that William Sherman is in his element. The vivid descriptions of the battlefield and the troop movements to this day count among the finer sources of Civil War history. Volume Two In Volume Two, Sherman describes the American Civil War from the Georgia campaign onward. The means by which he co-ordinated with the armies of the Union to capture the crucial city of Atlanta are detailed across several chapters. The evacuation of the newly-captured city, and the thought Sherman put into this order, are detailed. The later portions of the following cover the closing stages of the U.S. Civil War; the march across Georgia to the sea to liberate Savannah are told. Finally, the turning of the army northwards through the Carolinas in order to defeat the remaining Confederate forces there is detailed. Sherman devotes relatively little writing to the period of his life following the American Civil War. However, this final chapter does contain vital correspondences between he and Ulysses S. Grant - who would in 1869 become the President of the United States - as Sherman engaged in skirmishes versus the Native American tribes in the west of the-then expanding USA. ----- In the decades after the American Civil War, Sherman acquired a reputation for ruthlessness, particularly for his military actions against the Native Americans following the Civil War. However his military spirit and capabilities, and the confidence he inspired in his men, has led even the most derogatory scholars to concede that he was a true soldier with a passionate commitment to the United States of America. Although a rousing speaker with a keen interest in reading, Sherman was averse to politics and would remain in a military position for his entire working life. It is no exaggeration to say that General Sherman's character shaped the U.S. military as it grew and evolved through the nineteenth century: in reading his memoirs, the reader may grasp the strength and enormity of his character.

War and Ruin

War and Ruin Book
Author : Anne J. Bailey
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780842028509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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>'I can make this march, and make Georgia howl.' -William Tecumseh Sherman The 'March to the Sea' shocked Georgians from Atlanta to Savannah. In the late autumn of 1864, as Sherman's troops cut a four-week long path of terror through Georgia, Sherman accomplished his objective: to destroy civilian morale and with it their support for the Confederate cause. His actions elicited a passionate reaction as tales of his dastardly deeds and destruction burned Sherman's name into the Southern psyche. But does the Savannah Campaign deserve the reputation it has been given? In her new book War and Ruin, Anne J. Bailey examines this event and investigates just how much truth is behind the popular historical notions. Bailey contends that the psychological horror rather than the actual physical damage-which was not as devastating as believed-led to the wilting of Southern morale. War and Ruin looks at the 'March to the Sea' from its inception in Atlanta to its culmination in Savannah. This fascinating text is a chronicle of not just the campaign itself, but also a revealing description of how the people of Georgia were affected. War and Ruin brilliantly combines military history and human interest to achieve a convincing portrayal of what really happened in Sherman's epic effort to smash the Confederate spirit in Georgia.