"Personal Memoirs Of Gen'l. W.T. Sherman" 1890

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 Personal Memoirs Of Gen'l. W.T. Sherman  1890
This lot features the 1891 two volume set, "Personal Memoirs of Gen'l. W.T. Sherman", Charles L. Webster & Co., publishers. William Tecumseh Sherman was a 19th-century American military officer, known for his service as a Union Army general during the American Civil War. In 1875, seeking to stay out of politics, Sherman published his ‘Memoirs’, which would become of the best-known, first-hand accounts of the American Civil War. This important autobiography includes summaries of political stances on slavery, encouraging slaves to try to escape, even though he did not want their help in the military. This two-volume work is filled with military tactics and strategy, accounts of army marches, battles, encounters with Confederate authorities, and most importantly, Sherman’s own attitude toward war. These memoirs are illustrated throughout with portraits and folding maps, the green cloth bound gold gilt stamped covers have held up well considering their age. The colour is fading on the covers though the gold gilt is still remarkably clean and bright. Slight scuffing noted on the cover edges, slight staining noted on page edges, age tanning and slight foxing on pages, no other obvious damage noted. Measurements 6"W x 9.25"L x 1.5"D each approxiimately.