Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman, by William T. Sherman
Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1875. D. Appleton & Company. 1st Edition. Complete in Two Volumes.
Before his spectacular career as General of the Union forces, William Tecumseh Sherman experienced decades of failure and depression. Drifting between the Old South and new West, Sherman witnessed firsthand many of the critical events of early nineteenth-century America: the Mexican War, the gold rush, the banking panics, and the battles with the Plains Indians. It wasn't until his victory at Shiloh, in 1862, that Sherman assumed his legendary place in American history. After Shiloh, Sherman sacked Atlanta and proceeded to burn a trail of destruction that split the Confederacy and ended the war. His strategy forever changed the nature of warfare and earned him eternal infamy throughout the South.
Sherman's Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply complex general as well as the turbulent times that transformed America into a world power.
Bound in original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Books are ex-libris with previous owner's bookplate on the back of front cover. No other markings. Interior is clean with minimal to no foxing. Spines slightly cocked on both volumes. Volume II contains original maps. Wear to spine, hinges, and edge mild, but expected from age. Overall condition: Good to Good+.