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Sherman's March Through the Carolinas: Barrett, John G.

Sherman's March Through the Carolinas

Barrett, John G.

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ISBN 10: 080780701X / ISBN 13: 9780807807019
Published by University of North Carolina Press, 1956
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: Sherman's March Through the Carolinas

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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In retrospect, General William Tecumseh Sherman considered his march through the Carolinas the greatest of his military feats, greater even than the Georgia campaign. When he set out northward from Savannah with 60,000 veteran soldiers in January 1865, he was more convinced than ever that the bold application of his ideas of total war could speedily end the conflict. John Barrett's story of what happened in the three months that followed is based on printed memoirs and documentary records of those who fought and of the civilians who lived in the path of Sherman's onslaught. The burning of Columbia, the battle of Bentonville, and Joseph E. Johnston's surrender nine days after Appomattox are at the center of the story, but Barrett also focuses on other aspects of the campaign, such as the undisciplined pillaging of the 'bummers,' and on its effects on local populations.

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"A good story as well as a good scholarly and temperate account of a part of the Civil War which even yet can hardly be viewed without emotion."-- New York Times Book Review

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