Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1875 - Generals
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User Review  - Tom Darrow - Goodreads

This book is lengthy, detailed and full of refferences to the Oficial Records... as one would expect from a book of this type and from an author of his fame and position. Broken into two volumes ... Read full review

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Page 409 - Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly ; and but for these vile guns He would himself have been a soldier.
Page 166 - Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages ; but in showing to the world that your army could be divided, putting the stronger part to an important new service, and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole, Hood's army, it brings those who sat in darkness to see a great light.
Page 360 - The Executive authority of the Government of the United States not to disturb any of the people by reason of the late war...
Page 126 - War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it ; and those who brought war on our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a .people can pour out. I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace.
Page 367 - The officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the government of the United States until properly exchanged ; and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands.
Page 175 - In districts and neighborhoods where the army is unmolested, no destruction of such property should be permitted; but should guerrillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation more or less relentless, according to the measure of such hostility.
Page 368 - Lee's army, or on some minor or purely military matter. He instructs me to say that you are not to decide, discuss, or confer upon any political question. Such questions the President holds in his own hands, and will submit them to no military conferences or conventions.
Page 164 - Do you not think it advisable, now that Hood has gone so far north, to entirely ruin him before starting on your proposed campaign? With Hood's army destroyed, you can go where you please with impunity. I believed and still believe, if you had started south while Hood was in the neighborhood of you, he would have been forced to go after you. Now that he is...
Page 27 - I believe you will accomplish it. From the expedition from the Department of West Virginia I do not calculate on very great results ; but it is the only way I can take troops from there. With the long line of railroad Sigel has to protect, he can spare no troops except to move directly to his front. In this way he must get through to inflict great damage on the enemy, or the enemy must detach from one of his armies a large force to prevent it. In other words, if Sigel can't skin himself he can hold...
Page 119 - And now, sir, permit me to say that the unprecedented measure you propose ^ transcends, in studied and ingenious cruelty, all acts ever before brought to my attention in the dark history of war.

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