It confirmed my prejudices. Gordon's book, on the other hand, appears as a gentlemanly and generous account of a fine man's exploits in and with a fine army. General Gordon does lambaste fellow Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early - for 'letting the side down' i. Early and Gordon and their fellow Confederates could and should have licked the wicked Yankee General Philip Henry Sheridan - They Early and Gordon could have turned the whole war to the South's advantage. It was Sheridan who actually ordered total destruction in the Shenandoah Valley and his troops destroyed crops and livestock, seized stores and equipment, and burned what they couldn't take away.
Sheridan said, "If a crow wants to fly down the Shenandoah, he must carry his provisions with him.
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Get them both, dear readers, and then read both on your Kindle and compare them. You make come to the same opinions as I have which have led me to award both books five stars. It is a fun read, not only does Schofield tell a wonderful story he is not shy about criticizing his fellow officers especially the great generals of the Civil War. Unfortunately, the book was written before so it does not discuss his role in the Spanish American War. It is a must read for any student of the Civil War but the novice will enjoy it also.
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This volume is dedicated to the young citizens whose patriotism, valor and military skill must be the safeguard of the interests, the honor and the glory of the American union. Most of the chapters constituting the contents of this volume, were written, from time to time, as soon as practicable after the events referred to, or after the publication of historical writings which seemed to me to require comment from the point of view of my personal knowledge. They were written entirely without reserve, and with the sole purpose of telling exactly what I thought and believed, not with any purpose of publication in my lifetime, but as my contribution to the materials which may be useful to the impartial historian of some future generation.
I have aimed to be just, and not unkind. If I have failed in any case, it is my wish that my mistakes may be corrected, as far as possible. I have not attempted to write history, but simply to make a record of events personally known to me, and of my opinions upon such acts of others, and upon such important subjects, as have come under my special notice. It is my contribution to the materials from which the future historian must draw for his data for a truthful history of our time.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 12, Lee Thackston rated it really liked it. You can tell that he didn't hold his time in Missouri as very worthwhile due to the speed at which he covers the first two years of the war. In his description of the affair with Thomas at Nashville where he writes Grant recommending that another be place in command of the Army of the Ohio for which he was next in line , he does his best to downplay any personal motives he might have had in making such a recommendation.
Forty-six years in the army
But the fact remains that he did go over his sup Fairly interesting memoir. But the fact remains that he did go over his superior's head to write the letter to Grant and even though he denies any personal motivation, you can't help but get the impression from his own words that it was on his mind. Regardless, he was one of the Union's best generals who commanded an Army during the Atlanta campaign, returned to Tennessee for the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and then headed east to the coast to help Sherman and Grant wrap up the war.
The final few chapters of his memoir are superb, meeting or exceeding quality of insight and advice provided by Sherman at the end of his memoirs. Just like Sherman's memoirs there are numerous thoughts and recommendations that still hold water, especially in today's charged political climate. Don rated it liked it Jan 28, Dillon Evans rated it did not like it Jan 28, Jfr added it Nov 29,