RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 54455242 LA English T1 Sheridan's lieutenants : Phil Sheridan, his generals, and the final year of the Civil War A1 Coffey, David,, PB Rowman & Littlefield Publishers PP Wilmington, DE YR 2005 SN 0742543064 9780742543065 0842029524 9780842029520 0842029532 9780842029537 AB "In 1864, General U.S. Grant summoned thirty-three-year-old Major General Philip Sheridan to lead George Gordon Meade's cavalry in the resilient yet seemingly lethargic Army of the Potomac. Sheridan's fiery determination and uncompromising demand for performance quickly gained him the upper hand against Confederate cavalry forces in Virginia. He surrounded himself with men who could deliver glory and victory, including George A. Custer, George Crook, and Wesley Merritt. Together, they directed the most potent fighting force during the war's final year and went on, as Indian fighters and agents of expansion, to become some of the most prolific warriors in American history." "In this new work, David Coffey tells the story of Sheridan and his lieutenants - exploring their relationships and examining their roles in the Civil War and beyond. As he takes the reader through the battles of 1864 and 1865, Coffey provides insight into the formation of the martial brotherhood that dominated the American military establishment for almost forty years."--Jacket.