Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, Volume 1

Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, Volume 1 #2020

Memoirs of General William T Sherman Volume William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier businessman educator and author He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War for which he received r
  • Title: Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, Volume 1
  • Author: William T. Sherman
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  • Page: 123
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  • William Tecumseh Sherman 1820 1891 , was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War 1861 65 , for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy and criticism for the harshness of the scorched earth policies Military historian Basil Liddell Hart famouslyWilliam Tecumseh Sherman 1820 1891 , was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War 1861 65 , for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy and criticism for the harshness of the scorched earth policies Military historian Basil Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was the first modern general After the Civil War, Sherman became Commanding General of the Army 1869 83 As such, he was responsible for the conduct of the Indian Wars in the western United States Sherman was distantly related to the politically influential Baldwin, Hoar Sherman family and grew to admire American founding father Roger Sherman Though he came to disapprove of slavery, Sherman was not an abolitionist before the war, and like many of his time and background, he did not believe in Negro equality His military campaigns of 1864 and 1865 freed many slaves, who greeted him as a second Moses or Aaron.
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    It is interesting to view history through the perspective of one person and that person being such an important figure in American history I didn t know that so many American soldiers pre Civil War were grossly underpaid and deserted their posts to join the gold rush I didn t know that William Tecumseh Sherman was a banker before the war I didn t know that Zachary Taylor supposedly died from eating too many cherries and cream However, these tidbits were scattered throughout some pretty dry readi [...]

    I don t tend to associate military officers with good writing, but Sherman tests my prejudice He is articulate and funny His formal dispatches are dry, but thorough I am sure military historians love them What I enjoy most are the glimpses of his personal life He owned businesses in San Francisco and saw the gold rush first hand He crossed the Panama isthmus on mules four times before the railway was completed, and the canal was only a dream He was president of a school that eventually became th [...]

    I loved this book, and for a reason I wasn t expecting Although Sherman is famous for his civil war escapades, especially his march from Atlanta to the sea destroying lots of Georgia on the way , he also gives a first hand account of his life in northern California before, during and after the gold rush Having lived in Silicon Valley for the past 20 years, the places he describes are familiar and the stories interesting I m recommending it to friends just for this reason.My elementary school his [...]

    This is a good book The only shortcoming is his use of too many of the official reports from the Civil War This slows the book down Particularly interesting is Sherman s writing of the time he lived in Northern California during the Gold Rush days and later into the 1850 s Also, his descriptions of his time in Louisiana before the war are very good It is a frank description of his experiences and is well worth reading.

    Great read I look forward to Volume II It was fascinating to read the General s words through pivotal times in our history His account reflects his personality as he strives to give a candid memoir of the experiences he had.

    Well writtenThis memoir deserves 5 stars, but the conversion to electronic format created too many punctuation errors This is a well documented account of Sherman s life up to his march across Georgia.

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