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Memoirs of General William T. Sherman
     

Memoirs of General William T. Sherman

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by William T. Sherman
 

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Remembered by history as the first modern general, William Tecumseh Sherman wrote his Memoirs ten years after the end of the Civil War. It served as a personal account of his experiences as a powerful Union general, and also as a history of the events that had taken place since the beginning of the Mexican War in 1846. He later reflected on his intentions in writing

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Remembered by history as the first modern general, William Tecumseh Sherman wrote his Memoirs ten years after the end of the Civil War. It served as a personal account of his experiences as a powerful Union general, and also as a history of the events that had taken place since the beginning of the Mexican War in 1846. He later reflected on his intentions in writing these Memoirs, stating his wish "to be a witness on the stand before the great tribunal of history." Upon its publication in 1875 the book received controversial reviews; Sherman was praised for his outstanding command of military strategy, but was also censured for his harsh "scorched earth" policies which he implemented against the Confederate forces. This first-hand account of military strategy and the hells of war is, most of all, a compelling narrative of one of the greatest tragedies in United States history.

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BN ID:
2940020758339
Publisher:
New York : D. Appleton and Company
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William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier and businessman best-known for his role as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865.) Raised by a foster family for much of his life, Sherman entered the military academy at West Point, and assumed the rank of second lieutenant upon graduation.

Although Sherman resigned from the military and embarked on a successful career in banking, he returned to military life when he assumed the role superintendent of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning&Military Academy. The outbreak of war between the states in 1861 prompted Sherman’s return to the North, eventually assuming a commission in the Union army. Sherman’s wartime campaigns were defined by the successful although brutal “scorched earth” policy, in which the Union Army destroyed all Southern resources, including civilian farms, in its path. Following the end of the war and Grant’s subsequent successful bid for the presidency, Sherman assumed command of the United States Army and was responsible for the army’s continued engagement in the Indian Wars. Sherman died in 1891 and is buried Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis.

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Memoirs of General William T. Sherman 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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This is free, and ou get what you paid for. The scanning typos are so bad as to make it unreadable. There are much better free or .99 editions available. I am deleting this from my library.
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