Sherman

Sherman

Presents the life of the famed Civil War general, including his childhood, the beginning of his career in the military, and his controversial use of destructive war.

Author: John F. Marszalek

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809327856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 635

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Presents the life of the famed Civil War general, including his childhood, the beginning of his career in the military, and his controversial use of destructive war.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Afterwar

Afterwar

Written with empathy, humanity, and deep insight, Afterwar provides no easy answers for how we can fulfill these obligations, but instead makes the case that the work of healing moral injuries issomething that all of us, not just soldiers ...

Author: Nancy Sherman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199325276

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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2.6 million soldiers are currently returning home from war, the greatest number since Vietnam. With an increase in suicides and post-traumatic stress, the military has embraced measures such as resilience training and positive psychology to heal mind as well as body. But the moral dimensions of psychological injuries - guilt, shame, feeling responsible for doing wrong or being wronged - still elude much treatment. In Afterwar, philosopher Nancy Sherman turns her focus to that challenge.Trained in both ancient ethics and psychoanalysis, and with twenty years of working with the military, Sherman draws on in-depth interviews with servicemen and women to paint a richly textured and compassionate picture of the moral and psychological aftermath of America's decade of war. Shermanexplores how veterans can go about reawakening their feelings without becoming re-traumatized; how they can replace resentment with trust; and the changes that need to be made by military courts, VA hospitals, and civilians who have been shielded from the heaviest burdens of war in order for this tohappen. Americans, from politicians on downward, solemnly intone our "sacred obligations" to our veterans. Written with empathy, humanity, and deep insight, Afterwar provides no easy answers for how we can fulfill these obligations, but instead makes the case that the work of healing moral injuries issomething that all of us, not just soldiers and psychologists, must do.
Categories: Philosophy

The South Vs The South

The South Vs  The South

Sherman here resurrected 1862. Black males as military laborers, not as soldiers,
had first wrung sanctuary from Union troops. But to secure the boon of blacks'
heavy labor, the Union army had to solve a perpetual problem: where should the
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Author: William W. Freehling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199832071

Category: History

Page: 256

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Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, for example, or the North's greater industrial might. Now, in The South Vs. the South, one of America's leading authorities on the Civil War era offers an entirely new answer to this question. William Freehling argues that anti-Confederate Southerners--specifically, border state whites and southern blacks--helped cost the Confederacy the war. White men in such border states as Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland, Freehling points out, were divided in their loyalties--but far more joined the Union army (or simply stayed home) than marched off in Confederate gray. If they had enlisted as rebel troops in the same proportion as white men did farther south, their numbers would have offset all the Confederate casualties during four years of war. In addition, when those states stayed loyal, the vast majority of the South's urban population and industrial capacity remained in Union hands. And many forget, Freehling writes, that the slaves' own decisions led to a series of white decisions (culminating in the Emancipation Proclamation) that turned federal forces into an army of liberation, depriving the South of labor and adding essential troops to the blue ranks. Whether revising our conception of slavery or of Abraham Lincoln, or establishing the antecedents of Martin Luther King, or analyzing Union military strategy, or uncovering new meanings in what is arguably America's greatest piece of sculpture, Augustus St.-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial, Freehling writes with piercing insight and rhetorical verve. Concise and provocative, The South Vs. the South will forever change the way we view the Civil War.
Categories: History

Sherman Lessons in Leadership

Sherman  Lessons in Leadership

His men were soon part of the undifferentiated horde of soldiers making their way
toward Washington. Sherman and those traveling with him reached the brigade's
former camps near Fort Corcoran around noon on July 22.18 The army was in ...

Author: Steven E. Woodworth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230618448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Sherman is not only one of the most important generals in the American Civil War, but also one of the most famous commanders in the military annals of the western world. He has become an almost mythical character in popular memory, the embodiment of grim-visaged, implacable war. Legend has him burning a sixty-mile-wide swath of desolation across the South, and southerners still confidently assert that their ancestors were burned out by Sherman and his vandal hordes. Sherman famously said, "War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it," and yet, even at his most destructive, he maintained strict limits on the degree of damage his soldiers could inflict. Sherman's wartime career makes a fascinating study of the degree to which the severity of war can be channeled, directed, and limited--especially as it relates to the current war in Iraq.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

War and Ruin

War and Ruin

Sherman's march to the sea has captured the imagination of Americans because
it shows the personal side of war. ... Marching through Georgia: The Story of
Soldiers and Civilians during Sherman's Campaign (New York: HarperCollins, ...

Author: Anne J. Bailey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842028501

Category: History

Page: 152

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>'I can make this march, and make Georgia howl.' -William Tecumseh Sherman The 'March to the Sea' shocked Georgians from Atlanta to Savannah. In the late autumn of 1864, as Sherman's troops cut a four-week long path of terror through Georgia, Sherman accomplished his objective: to destroy civilian morale and with it their support for the Confederate cause. His actions elicited a passionate reaction as tales of his dastardly deeds and destruction burned Sherman's name into the Southern psyche. But does the Savannah Campaign deserve the reputation it has been given? In her new book War and Ruin, Anne J. Bailey examines this event and investigates just how much truth is behind the popular historical notions. Bailey contends that the psychological horror rather than the actual physical damage-which was not as devastating as believed-led to the wilting of Southern morale. War and Ruin looks at the 'March to the Sea' from its inception in Atlanta to its culmination in Savannah. This fascinating text is a chronicle of not just the campaign itself, but also a revealing description of how the people of Georgia were affected. War and Ruin brilliantly combines military history and human interest to achieve a convincing portrayal of what really happened in Sherman's epic effort to smash the Confederate spirit in Georgia.
Categories: History

Black Soldiers in Blue

Black Soldiers in Blue

Major General Sherman, for example, practiced racial segregation during his
occupation of Savannah (December 21, 1864- February 1, 1865) and connived
to move his black soldiers from the city to coastal fortifications. In late December ...

Author: John David Smith

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080782741X

Category: History

Page: 451

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Based on the latest research in several fields of study, this survey of black participation in the military affairs of the nation during the Civil War and Reconstruction reveals the numerous contributions of black soldiers to the war effort.
Categories: History

Soldiers and sailors

Soldiers and sailors

But Sherman's ancestors were of stout Puritan stock , dating back almost to the
days of the Mayflower . His first ... The father of the soldier was Judge Sherman ,
of the Ohio Supreme Court ; his mother was “ a Hoyt of New England . ” William ...

Author: Charles Francis Horne

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$C148356

Category: Biography

Page:

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Categories: Biography

The Soldier in Our Civil War

The Soldier in Our Civil War

General Sherman took possession of Atlanta . His troops were given a period of
rest . On the 8th of September , General Sherman himself rode into Atlanta . He
immediately determined to convert the city into a purely military station . With this
 ...

Author: Paul Fleury Mottelay

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046806710

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

American General

American General

Both the West Point tacs and “Old Blood and Guts” made the same error; they
equated spit and polish with “soldiering.” Sherman's appearance was roughhewn
, with scraggly red hair. His uniforms were always rumpled. Using that criterion, of
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Author: John S.D. Eisenhower

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698168992

Category: History

Page: 352

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From respected historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a surprising portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War general whose path of destruction cut the Confederacy in two, broke the will of the Southern population, and earned him a place in history as “the first modern general.” Yet behind his reputation as a fierce warrior was a sympathetic man of complex character. A century and a half after the Civil War, Sherman remains one of its most controversial figures—the soldier who brought the fight not only to the Confederate Army, but to Confederate civilians as well. Yet Eisenhower, a West Point graduate and a retired brigadier general (Army Reserves), finds in Sherman a man of startling contrasts, not at all defined by the implications of “total war.” His scruffy, disheveled appearance belied an unconventional and unyielding intellect. Intensely loyal to superior officers, especially Ulysses S. Grant, he was also a stalwart individualist. Confident enough to make demands face-to-face with President Lincoln, he sympathetically listened to the problems of newly freed slaves on his famed march from Atlanta to Savannah. Dubbed “no soldier” during his years at West Point, Sherman later rose to the rank of General of the Army, and though deeply committed to the Union cause, he held the people of the South in great affection. In this remarkable reassessment of Sherman’s life and career, Eisenhower takes readers from Sherman’s Ohio origins and his fledgling first stint in the Army, to his years as a businessman in California and his hurried return to uniform at the outbreak of the war. From Bull Run through Sherman’s epic March to the Sea, Eisenhower offers up a fascinating narrative of a military genius whose influence helped preserve the Union—and forever changed war.
Categories: History

William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman

When the Union began recruiting regiments of black soldiers , Sherman initially
opposed their enlistment . His reluctance came close to insubordination , but
Abraham Lincoln tolerated his behavior as Sherman had given him little trouble
on ...

Author: Lynn Hoogenboom

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823966259

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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By learning about history from a particular and unique biographical perspective, each student will learn about the following social studies curricular themes: - culture- individual development and identity- power, authority, and governance- global connections- people, places, and environments- individuals, groups, and institutions- production, distribution, and consumption- civic ideals and practices
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

President soldiers statesmen

President  soldiers  statesmen

By this capture Sherman had effected his base of supplies without Savannah .
The next day Sherman met General Foster and Admiral Dahlgren in Warsaw
Sound , and the latter undertook to find light draught vessels to bring supplies to
King's ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293013952399

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Marching Through Georgia

Marching Through Georgia

In this engrossing work of history, Lee Kennett brilliantly brings General Sherman's 1864 invasion of Georgia to life by capturing the ground-level experiences of the soldiers and civilians who witnesses the bloody campaign.

Author: Lee B. Kennett

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062028990

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 737

In this engrossing work of history, Lee Kennett brilliantly brings General Sherman's 1864 invasion of Georgia to life by capturing the ground-level experiences of the soldiers and civilians who witnesses the bloody campaign. From the skirmish at Buzzard Roost Gap all the way to Savannah ten months later, Kennet follows the notorious, complex Sherman, who attacked the devastated the heart of the Confederacy's arsenal. Marching Through Georgia describes, in gripping detail, the event that marked the end of the Old South.
Categories: History

Stories of Our Soldiers

Stories of Our Soldiers

Better die a thousand deaths , ” wrote he , " than submit to live under you or your
government , and your negro allies , ” to which General Sherman had retorted . “
You defended Atlanta on a line so close to the town that every cannon shot and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044009936493

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Life and Reminiscences of General Wm T Sherman

Life and Reminiscences of General Wm  T  Sherman

But , as I remarked , it was a contest for manhood - man to man - soldier to soldier
. We fought and we held our ground , and therefore accounted ourselves
victorious . From that time forward we had with us the prestige ; that battle was
worth ...

Author: Thomas Clement Fletcher

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082384201

Category: Generals

Page: 479

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Categories: Generals

William Tecumseh Sherman Memoirs of General W T Sherman LOA 51

William Tecumseh Sherman  Memoirs of General W  T  Sherman  LOA  51

William Tecumseh Sherman Charles Royster. that the property is wrongfully
taken, and he should, for his own protection, ascertain the name, rank, and
regiment of the officer, and report him in writing. If any soldier commits waste or
destruction ...

Author: William Tecumseh Sherman

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531237

Category: History

Page: 1136

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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. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Categories: History

General Sidney Sherman Texas Soldier Statesman and Builder

General Sidney Sherman  Texas Soldier  Statesman  and Builder

This restraining order held in check the enthusiasm of Sherman . In Chapter 7 an
account may be seen of the discontent among the soldiers caused by Houston ' s
retreat from the Colorado where , it is recorded , he had a larger number of ...

Author: Walter Nathaniel Bate

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B727367

Category: Texas

Page: 304

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Categories: Texas

The Untold War Inside the Hearts Minds and Souls of Our Soldiers

The Untold War  Inside the Hearts  Minds  and Souls of Our Soldiers

... John Rupp, Mike Simpson, Elizabeth Stanley, Bob Steck, Don Vandergriff,
Brady Van Engelen, Dereck Vines, Nicholas Wagner, Tom Webber, and Ted
Westhusing. I am grateful, too, to the families of soldiers, to Pamela Estes; Junko
Jarrett; ...

Author: Nancy Sherman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393078077

Category: History

Page: 352

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"Brilliant . . . a must read for veterans and those who seek to understand them."—Huffington Post The Untold War draws on revealing interviews with servicemen and -women to offer keen psychological and philosophical insights into the experience of being a soldier. Bringing to light the ethical quandaries that soldiers face—torture, the thin line between fighters and civilians, and the anguish of killing even in a just war—Nancy Sherman opens our eyes to the fact that wars are fought internally as well as externally, enabling us to understand the emotional tolls that are so often overlooked.
Categories: History

With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other

With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other

late-1864 offensive into Tennessee while still pressing on with his own advance
to Savannah, Sherman, “with the instinct of genius, and the skill of a thorough-
bred soldier, took the offensive, and, out of the nettle danger, plucked the flower ...

Author: Carol Reardon

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807882573

Category: History

Page: 192

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When the Civil War began, Northern soldiers and civilians alike sought a framework to help make sense of the chaos that confronted them. Many turned first to the classic European military texts from the Napoleonic era, especially Antoine Henri Jomini's Summary of the Art of War. As Carol Reardon shows, Jomini's work was only one voice in what ultimately became a lively and contentious national discourse about how the North should conduct war at a time when warfare itself was rapidly changing. She argues that the absence of a strong intellectual foundation for the conduct of war at its start--or, indeed, any consensus on the need for such a foundation--ultimately contributed to the length and cost of the conflict. Reardon examines the great profusion of new or newly translated military texts of the Civil War years, intended to fill that intellectual void, and draws as well on the views of the soldiers and civilians who turned to them in the search for a winning strategy. In examining how debates over principles of military thought entered into the question of qualifications of officers entrusted to command the armies of Northern citizen soldiers, she explores the limitations of nineteenth-century military thought in dealing with the human elements of combat.
Categories: History

Sherman s Horsemen

Sherman s Horsemen

-Frederick the Great 1 If Sherman seemed remarkably unruffled by Stoneman's
feeble effort to reach the West Point railroad ... Sherman's soldiers frequently
struck up conversations with the Southern sentries watching from the opposite
shore ...

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213193

Category: History

Page: 688

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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.
Categories: History

Union Soldiers and Their Attitudes on Sherman s Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns

Union Soldiers and Their Attitudes on Sherman s Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns

a woman asked a Confederate soldier what happened to prisoners , he admitted
: Sometimes , when they [ Confederates ] was in a hurry , the guns would go off
an ' shoot ' em , in spite of all that our folks could do , But most giner ' ly they took
 ...

Author: Joseph Thomas Glatthaar

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094745882

Category: Sherman's March through the Carolinas

Page: 756

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Categories: Sherman's March through the Carolinas