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Sherman's march / Burke Davis.


1st ed.. New York : Random House, [1980] .
ISBN 0394507398, 9780394507392

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Subjects Sherman's March through the Carolinas.
Sherman's March to the Sea.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
Description x, 335 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-317) and index.
Summary This volume deals with the destructive march of Sherman and his men through Georgia and the Carolinas. Sherman's March is the vivid narrative of General William T. Sherman's devastating sweep through Georgia and the Carolinas in the closing days of the Civil War. Weaving together hundreds of eyewitness stories, Burke Davis graphically brings to life the dramatic experiences of the 65,000 Federal troops who plundered their way through the South and those of the anguished -- and often defiant -- Confederate women and men who sought to protect themselves and their family treasures, usually in vain. Dominating these events is the general himself -- "Uncle Billy" to his troops, the devil incarnate to the Southerners he encountered. "What gives this narrative its unusual richness is the author's collation of hundreds of eyewitness accounts ... The actions are described in the words, often picturesque and often eloquent, of those who were there, either as participants -- Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers -- in the fighting and destruction or as victims of Sherman's frank vow to 'make Georgia howl.' Mr. Davis inter-cuts these scenes with close-ups of the chief actors in this nightmarish drama, and he also manages to give us a coherent historical account of the whole episode. A powerful illustration of the proposition put forth in Sherman's most famous remark.
Geographic Area Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5726594
(OCoLC)ocm05726594
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Davis, Burke, 1913-2006.
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