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Title:
Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman
Author:
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
Publication Information:
New York : Library of America, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
1136 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780940450653
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Charles Royster, editor of this volume, is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University and author of The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans .


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