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The Resource Sherman's march, Burke Davis

Sherman's march, Burke Davis

Label
Sherman's march
Title
Sherman's march
Statement of responsibility
Burke Davis
Title variation
Shermans march
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Weaving together hundreds of eyewitness accounts, a noted historian recreates Sherman's devastating sweep through Georgia and the Carolinas in 1864 and 1865 and narrates the experiences of soldiers and civilians
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163881
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/378
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.69
LC item number
.D38 1980
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Sherman's march, Burke Davis
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random046/87045927.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : Random House, c1980
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [303]-317
Control code
24598
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 335 p.
Isbn
9780394757636
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87045927
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm17260070
  • (OCoLC)17260070
Label
Sherman's march, Burke Davis
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random046/87045927.html
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : Random House, c1980
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [303]-317
Control code
24598
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 335 p.
Isbn
9780394757636
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87045927
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm17260070
  • (OCoLC)17260070

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