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The march to the sea and beyond : Sherman's troops in the Savannah and Carolinas campaigns

Author: Joseph T Glatthaar
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1985.
Series: American social experience series, 1.
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In his famous "March to the Sea" in 1864 and 1865 General William Sherman effectively ended the Civil War and at the same time introduced the devastating concept of "total war." Joseph T. Glatthaar presents here a lively and dramatic account of this terrifying and terrifyingly effective sweep through the South from an entirely new perspective: through the eyes of the common soldier. - Jacket flap.
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Named Person: William T Sherman; William T Sherman; William T Sherman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph T Glatthaar
ISBN: 0814730019 9780814730010
OCLC Number: 11621618
Description: xvi, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The army --
The army and the cause --
The army and blacks --
The army and southern whites --
Camp life --
The march --
Foraging --
Destruction and pillaging --
Battle --
The war's end --
Appendix 1 : Amount of Civil War military experience of company-level officers and men in Sherman's army at the time of the Savannah campaign --
Appendix 2 : Medical statistics --
Appendix 3 : Voting statistics in the 1864 presidential election for Sherman's army.
Series Title: American social experience series, 1.
Other Titles: Sherman's troops in the Savannah and Carolinas campaigns
Responsibility: Joseph T. Glatthaar.

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In his famous "March to the Sea" in 1864 and 1865 General William Sherman effectively ended the Civil War and at the same time introduced the devastating concept of "total war." Joseph T. Glatthaar presents here a lively and dramatic account of this terrifying and terrifyingly effective sweep through the South from an entirely new perspective: through the eyes of the common soldier. - Jacket flap.

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