"William Tecumseh Sherman has been called the first modern general. According to military historian B. H. Liddell Hart, he understood before his contemporaries that wars and battles would be won "more"
William Tecumseh Sherman has been called the first modern general. According to military historian B. H. Liddell Hart, he understood before his contemporaries that wars and battles would be won "more by the movement of troops than by fighting." Also modern is his unsentimental view of combat, epitomized by his famous remark that "War is hell." And he was an able enough historian to realize that the Civil War--and indeed all future wars--would be unlike anything the world had ever seen: a bitter national struggle between free people that would involve a campaign of terror against combatant and non-combatant alike.His Memoirs, which rank with Grant's as the greatest of the Civil War, concern for the most part the strategy and fighting at Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and of course the march through Georgia which earned Sherman his reputation for ruthlessness. It is a story packed with incident as well as swift sketches of his opponents, subordinates, and superiors, and it is endlessly instructive about the lessons of the war. Most of all, it is a compelling narrative about a national tragedy.
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Introduction by William S. McFeely; Volume I; Early Recollections of California: 1846-1848; Early Recollections of California (continued): 1849-1850; Missouri, Louisiana, and California: 1850-1855; California: 1855-1857; California, New York, and Kansas: 1857-1859; Louisiana: 1859-1861; Missouri: April, and May: 1861; From the Battle of Bull Run to PaducahKentucky and Missouri: 1861-1862; Battle of Shiloh: March and April, 1862; Volume II; Shiloh to Memphis: April to July, 1862; Memphis to Arkansas Post: July, 1862 to January, 1863; Vicksburg: January to July, 1863; Chattanooga and Knoxville: July to December, 1863; Meridian Campaign: January and February, 1864; Volume III; Atlanta CampaignNashville and Chattanooga to Kenesaw: March, April, and May, 1864; Atlanta CampaignBattles About Kenesaw Mountain: June, 1864; Atlanta CampaignBattles About Atlanta: July, 1864; Capture of Atlanta: August and September, 1864; Atlanta and AfterPursuit of the Hood: September and October, 1864; The March to the SeaFrom Atlanta to Savannah: November and December, 1864; Savannah and PocotaligoDecember, 1864 and January, 1865; Campaign of the Carolinas: February and March, 1865; End of the WarFrom Goldsboro to Raleigh and Washington: April and May, 1865; Conclusion: Military Lessons of the War.
Memoirs by William T. Sherman
William T. Sherman
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