Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman

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Before his spectacular career as General of the Union forces, William Tecumseh Sherman experienced decades of failure and depression. Drifting between the Old South and new West, Sherman witnessed firsthand many of the critical events of early nineteenth-century America: the Mexican War, the gold rush, the banking panics, and the battles with the Plains Indians. It wasn't until his victory at Shiloh, in 1862, that Sherman assumed his legendary place in American history. After Shiloh, Sherman sacked Atlanta and ...
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Overview

Before his spectacular career as General of the Union forces, William Tecumseh Sherman experienced decades of failure and depression. Drifting between the Old South and new West, Sherman witnessed firsthand many of the critical events of early nineteenth-century America: the Mexican War, the gold rush, the banking panics, and the battles with the Plains Indians. It wasn't until his victory at Shiloh, in 1862, that Sherman assumed his legendary place in American history. After Shiloh, Sherman sacked Atlanta and proceeded to burn a trail of destruction that split the Confederacy and ended the war. His strategy forever changed the nature of warfare and earned him eternal infamy throughout the South.

Sherman's Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply complex general as well as the turbulent times that transformed America into a world power. This Penguin Classics edition includes a fascinating introduction and notes by Sherman biographer Michael Fellman.

"Because [Sherman] was a ruthlessly sharp intellect and a writer of considerable power, his memoirs succeed in presenting a vivid picture not only of his actions and reactions, but of the world through which he moved with wit and bluster and broadsword."--Michael Fellman, from the Introduction

Michael Fellman is Professor of History at Simon Fraser University and author of Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140437980
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Pages: 880
  • Sales rank: 585,923
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.77 (h) x 1.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Suggestions for Further Reading A Note on the Text

MEMOIRS OF W.T. SHERMAN

VOLUME I

I. From 1820 to the Mexican War, 1846
II. Early Recollections of California––1846–1848
III. Early Recollections of California––(Continued)––1849–1850
IV. Missouri, Louisiana, and California––1850–1855
V. California––1855–1857
VI. California, New York, and Kansas––1857–1859
VII. Louisiana––1859–1861
VIII. Missouri––April and May, 1861
IX. From the Battle of Bull Run to Paducah––Kentucky and Missouri––1861–1862
X. Battle of Shiloh––March and April, 1862
XI. Shiloh to Memphis––April to July, 1862
XII. Memphis to Arkansas Post––July, 1862, to January, 1863
XIII. Vicksburg––January to July, 1863
XIV. Chattanooga and Knoxville––July to December, 1863
XV. Meridian Campaign––January and February, 1864

VOLUME II

XVI. Atlanta Campaign––Nashville and Chattanooga to Kenesaw––March, April, and May, 1964
XVII. Atlanta Campaign––Battles about Kenesaw Mountain––June, 1864
XVIII. Atlanta Campaign––Battles about Atlanta––July, 1864
XIX. Capture of Atlanta––August and September, 1864
XX. Atlanta and After––Pursuit of Hood––September and October, 1864
XXI. The March to the Sea––From Atlanta to Savannah––November and December, 1864
XXII. Savannah and Pocotaligo––December, 1864, and January, 1865
XXIII. Campaign of the Carolinas––February and March, 1865
XXIV. End of the War––From Goldsboro' to Raleigh and Washington––April and May, 1865
XXV. Conclusion––Military Lessons of the War
XXVI. After the War

Explanatory Notes Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2003

    General Sherman in his own words

    In 1875, General William Tecumseh 'Cump' Sherman published the first edition of his memoirs. They were controversial to say the least. Eleven years later he published his second edition, with two new chapters, and appendixes. This simply made sure that the memoirs remained controversial. Even today there seems to be no middle ground. He is either a great general, or an overrated one. There have been many biographies and books about Sherman the man, but none are as rewarding as these memoirs.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    General Sherman had grit.

    "I hate newspapermen. They come into camp, pick up their rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies,which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all, there would be news from hell before breakfast!"

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    Plot book 1

    Little girl named Nova discovers draagons live below her house. Dragon hive comes out and strikes war. Nova is accepted into hive. Dragons try to convert world into peace. Book 2 is made of your choices...

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    Posted June 10, 2012

    War

    War!

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