Sherman

Sherman

'War is hell, ' said William Tecumseh Sherman. The Union general who is remembered for his devastating march through Georgia during the Civil War is presented in all his passionate humanity by Lloyd Lewis.

Author: Lloyd Lewis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803279450

Category: History

Page: 744

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'War is hell, ' said William Tecumseh Sherman. The Union general who is remembered for his devastating march through Georgia during the Civil War is presented in all his passionate humanity by Lloyd Lewis.
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Sherman s Horsemen

Sherman s Horsemen

See Lewis , Sherman : Fighting Prophet , pp . 48–49 ( hereafter cited as Fighting Prophet ) . 4. Lewis , Fighting Prophet , pp . 197 , 274 ; CDC , 28 June 1864 , p . 1 ; Richardson , The Secret Service , p .

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213193

Category: History

Page: 686

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Approaching Atlanta in July of 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman knew he was facing the most important campaign of his career. Lacking the troops and the desire to mount a long siege of the city, Sherman was eager for a quick, decisive victory. A change of tactics was in order. He decided to call on the cavalry. Over the next seven weeks, Sherman's horsemen - under the command of Generals Rousseau, Garrard, Stoneman, McCook, and Kilpatrick - destroyed supplies and tore up miles of railroad track in an attempt to isolate the city. This book tells the story of those raids. After initial successes, the cavalrymen found themselves caught up in a series of daring and deadly engagements, including a failed attempt to push south to liberate the prisoners at the infamous prison camp at Andersonville. Through exhaustive research, David Evans has been able to recreate a vivid, captivating, and meticulously detailed image of the day-by-day life of the Union horse soldier. Based largely upon previously unpublished materials, Sherman's Horsemen provides the definitive account of this hitherto neglected aspect of the American Civil War.
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Worthy Opponents

Worthy Opponents

Lewis, Fighting Prophet, 33–34; Fellman, Citizen Sherman, 6–8; Merrill, William Tecumseh Sherman, 19–21; Marszalek, Sherman, 9–10. Merrill, William Tecumseh Sherman, 21. Anthony Gannon, “A Consistent Deist: Sherman and Religion,” CWH 42 ...

Author: Edward G. Longacre

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806159980

Category: History

Page: 403

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Worthy Opponents tells the parallel stories of Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and Union general William Tecumseh Sherman. Their armies clashed repeatedly, so it was only natural for these two commanding offers to become adversaries. Yet, as the war continued, Johnston and Sherman came to respect each other, eventually becoming close friends. Edward G. Longacre masterfully investigates the entwined lives of these two celebrated generals, bringing to life their personalities, their military styles, and their friendship in this fascinating dual biography.
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Civil War Dynasty

Civil War Dynasty

Marszalek, Sherman, 117; Lewis, Sherman, Fighting Prophet, 105–6; Shortridge, Cities on the Plains, 60–61. Burton, Three Generations, 117–18; R. Smith, Thomas Ewing, Jr., 72–73. “General Hugh Ewing” (Thomas Ewing Family Papers, Box 262, ...

Author: Kenneth J. Heineman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814773017

Category: History

Page: 396

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Brings to life the drama of political intrigue and military valor of the Ewing family.
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A Great Civil War

A Great Civil War

370–71 , particularly 371 for Hampton's promotion ; Lewis , Sherman : Fighting Prophet , pp . 488–89 ; John F. Marszalek , Sherman : A Soldier's Passion for Order ( New York : The Free Press , A Division of Macmillan , Inc .; Toronto ...

Author: Russell Frank Weigley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253337380

Category: History

Page: 662

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Major new interpretation of the events which continue to dominate the American imagination and identity.
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From Western Deserts to Carolina Swamps

From Western Deserts to Carolina Swamps

Sherman: Fighting Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1932), 389–91; LloydLewis, Prophet (New York: pp. 564–66. Lewis, Charles F. Hubert, Prophet, May 25, 12. OR, Series I, vol. 47, pt. 3, pp. 476–77, 517, 532, 679–81. 13. OR, Series I, vol.

Author: John P. Wilson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826351449

Category: History

Page: 296

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While eyewitness accounts of the Civil War by enlisted men are uncommon, even scarcer are personal narratives from the Civil War in the West. These journals and letters were written by Lewis Roe, an Illinois farm boy who served in the 7th U.S. Infantry and the 50th Illinois Volunteer Infantry between 1860 and 1865. They offer details of an epic march from Fort Bridger, Wyoming, to New Mexico, a firsthand account of the Battle of Valverde (1862), and Roe’s efforts to understand ongoing events as the country rushed toward the outbreak of hostilities. Later in the war, Roe documented the Union occupation of Rome, Georgia, and the battle of Allatoona, and left us a candid account of an enlisted man’s experiences with Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea and in the Carolinas Campaign. His relative objectivity and attention to everyday details make this valuable record a lively read.
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Sherman

Sherman

24. Lewis , Fighting Prophet , 254 . 25. David Porter , Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War ( New York , 1886 ) , 129 . 26. Merrill , Sherman , 216 . 27. George W. Morgan , " The Assault on Chickasaw Bluffs , " in Robert Underwood ...

Author: Vetter, Ph.D., Charles Edmund

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455611891

Category: Generals

Page: 360

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Categories: Generals

Sherman and the Burning of Columbia

Sherman and the Burning of Columbia

Appendir : Testimony , XIV , 94 , 102 ; Lloyd Lewis , Sherman , Fighting Prophet , p . 501 . 2 War of the Rebellion : A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies , Ser . 1 , XLVII , pt .

Author: Marion B. Lucas

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781643362465

Category: History

Page: 200

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An investigation into who burned South Carolina's capital in 1865 Who burned South Carolina's capital city on February 17, 1865? Even before the embers had finished smoldering, Confederates and Federals accused each other of starting the blaze, igniting a controversy that has raged for more than a century. Marion B. Lucas sifts through official reports, newspapers, and eyewitness accounts, and the evidence he amasses debunks many of the myths surrounding the tragedy. Rather than writing a melodrama with clear heroes and villains, Lucas tells a more complex and more human story that details the fear, confusion, and disorder that accompanied the end of a brutal war. Lucas traces the damage not to a single blaze but to a series of fires—preceded by an equally unfortunate series of military and civilian blunders—that included the burning of cotton bales by fleeing Confederate soldiers. This edition includes a new foreword by Anne Sarah Rubin, professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the author of Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and America.
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Sherman s Civil War

Sherman s Civil War

Selected Correspondence of William T. Sherman, 1860-1865 Brooks D. Simpson, Jean V. Berlin. lay low—see Pope, McDowell, ... Lloyd Lewis, Sherman: Fighting Prophet (1932; reprint, Lincoln, Neb., 1993), 242. 4. After the ship Eugene was ...

Author: Brooks D. Simpson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469620299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 976

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The first major modern edition of the wartime correspondence of General William T. Sherman, this volume features more than 400 letters written between the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the day Sherman bade farewell to his troops in 1865. Together, they trace Sherman's rise from obscurity to become one of the Union's most famous and effective warriors. Arranged chronologically and grouped into chapters that correspond to significant phases in Sherman's life, the letters--many of which have never before been published--reveal Sherman's thoughts on politics, military operations, slavery and emancipation, the South, and daily life in the Union army, as well as his reactions to such important figures as General Ulysses S. Grant and President Lincoln. Lively, frank, opinionated, discerning, and occasionally extremely wrong-headed, these letters mirror the colorful personality and complex mentality of the man who wrote them. They offer the reader an invaluable glimpse of the Civil War as Sherman saw it.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sherman s Mississippi Campaign

Sherman s Mississippi Campaign

For studies arguing Sherman was the inventor of “hard war,” see Walters, Merchant of Terror and “General Sherman and Total War”; and Brins¤eld, ... Sherman to James Guthrie, August 14, 1864, in Lewis, Fighting Prophet, 398. 16.

Author: Buck T. Foster

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817315191

Category: History

Page: 231

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