William Tecumseh Sherman: Memoirs of W. T. Sherman (Library of America)

By William Tecumseh Sherman

Hailed as prophet of recent conflict and condemned as a harbinger of contemporary barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the main arguable common of the yankee Civil struggle.

"War is cruelty, and also you can't refine it," he wrote in fury to the accomplice mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is stuffed with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive power and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes notable incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and infrequently outspoken wartime orders and stories.

This advanced self-portrait of an cutting edge and incessant American warrior offers firsthand debts of the war's the most important events--Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta crusade, the marches via Georgia and the Carolinas.

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MY expensive normal: At Arkansas publish the troops debarked from steamer January ninth, from one o’clock to darkish, within the neighborhood of Notrib’s farm, and at the tenth moved out to get place; Steele to the perfect, crossing the low flooring to the north, to get a better floor, stay away from crowding the relocating columns, and achieve the left (our correct) and rear of the “post,” and the river-bank above the submit. Stuart took the river-road—the circulation starting at eleven o’clock A. M. After crossing the low floor lined with water, you have been known as again with Steele, as Stuart had pushed out the enemy’s rifle-trench pickets, this giving extra and possible room for relocating.

At the supposition that the garrison of Vicksburg was once demoralized through the defeats at Champion Hills and on the railroad crossing of the massive Black, common supply ordered an attack at our respective fronts at the nineteenth. My troops reached the head of the parapet, yet couldn't go over. The insurgent parapets have been strongly manned, and the enemy fought difficult and good. My loss used to be beautiful heavy, falling mainly at the 13th Regulars, whose commanding officer, Captain Washington, was once killed, and a number of other regiments have been beautiful badly chop up.

The place 1000000 of individuals locate subsistence, my military won’t starve; yet, as you recognize, in a rustic like Georgia, with few roads and innumerable streams, an inferior strength can so hold up a military and harass it, that it is going to no longer be a powerful item; but when the enemy knew that we had our boats within the Savannah River i may swiftly circulate to Milledgeville, the place there's abundance of corn and meat, and will so threaten Macon and Augusta that the enemy might no doubt surrender Macon for Augusta; then i'd movement in an effort to interpose among Augusta and Savannah, and strength him to provide us Augusta, with the single powder-mills and factories closing within the South, or allow us to have using the Savannah River.

AT WAUHATCHIE. 3rd Brigade, First Cavalry Division—Col. L. D. WATKINS, commanding. 4th, fifth, and sixth Kentucky Cavalry. AT NASHVILLE, TULLAHOMA, AND GALLATIN, TENNESSEE. Fourth Cavalry Division—Brigadier-General A. C. GILLEM, commanding. First Brigade. (Nashville. ) Lieut. -Col. D. G. Thornburgh. second Tennessee Cavalry. 3d Tennessee Cavalry. 4th Tennessee Cavalry. moment Brigade. (Tullahoma. ) Lieut. -Colonel George Spalding. fifth Tennessee Cavalry. eleventh Tennessee Cavalry. twelfth Tennessee Cavalry. 3rd Brigade. (Gallatin. ) Colonel J.

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