Hailed as prophet of contemporary warfare and condemned as a harbinger of sleek barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most arguable common of the yankee Civil warfare. “War is cruelty, and also you can't refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is full of dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive strength and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and usually outspoken wartime orders and experiences. This complex self-portrait of an leading edge and constant American warrior presents firsthand debts of the war’s an important events—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta crusade, the marches via Georgia and the Carolinas.
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