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Título: Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan. General ...
Editorial: Digital Scanning, Scituate, MA
Año de publicación: 1998
Condición del libro: New
Edición: First Thus
Vol 1, 500 pages, Vol 2, 486 pages, maps, illustrations, frontis, reprint of the 1888 shoulder strap edition, green cloth with stars on the spine. Information on Custer in the Civil War and Indian conflicts. N° de ref. de la librería 1928
Sinopsis: Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called âThe Burningâ by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. Sheridan prosecuted the latter years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains, tainting his reputation with some historians, who accuse him of racism and genocide. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. His memoirs were published posthumously as Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan (2 volumes) (1888).
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