Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman (Complete & Illustrated with active TOC )

Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman (Complete & Illustrated with active TOC )

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by William Tecumseh Sherman
     
 

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• Table of contents with working links to chapters is included
• The book has been corrected for spelling and grammatical errors
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Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has…  See more details below

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• Table of contents with working links to chapters is included
• The book has been corrected for spelling and grammatical errors
• Illustrated book
Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War Department at Washington. These are in process of compilation; but, at the rate of progress for the past ten years, it is probable that a new century will come before they are published and circulated, with full indexes to enable the historian to make a judicious selection of materials.

What is now offered is not designed as a history of the war, or even as a complete account of all the incidents in which the writer bore a part, but merely his recollection of events, corrected by a reference to his own memoranda, which may assist the future historian when he comes to describe the whole, and account for the motives and reasons which influenced some of the actors in the grand drama of war.

I trust a perusal of these pages will prove interesting to the survivors, who have manifested so often their intense love of the "cause" which moved a nation to vindicate its own authority; and, equally so, to the rising generation, who therefrom may learn that a country and government such as ours are worth fighting for, and dying for, if need be.

If successful in this, I shall feel amply repaid for departing from the usage of military men, who seldom attempt to publish their own deeds, but rest content with simply contributing by their acts to the honor and glory of their country.

WILLIAM T. SHERMAN,
General

St. Louis, Missouri, January 21, 1875.

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ISBN-13:
2940013892408
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
03/01/2012
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Format:
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File size:
2 MB

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Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a history buff and in particular of the civil war this is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
War!