Early printing of this invaluable autobiography, incorporating corrections and revisions by Sherman and including a concluding chapter on Sherman’s final illness and death, as well as a personal tribute by Congressman James G. Blaine. With 15 folding maps and handsome steel-engraved portraits.
"Penned with intelligence and passion, [Sherman's Memoirs] cover the periods of birth to the Meridian Expedition early in 1864 (Volume I) and the remainder of the war to the commander's first decade following the war (Volume II)… The memoirs frankly describe the rights and wrongs of the Civil War campaigns Sherman experienced, without regard to stepping on the feelings of others. The work is not unduly harsh, but is unwaveringly honest (as the author viewed these events)… The writing in this work is enjoyable, more so than the average soldier's memoirs, and the enlightened opinions of the second-ranking Federal officer on a multitude of operations make the work invaluable" (Eicher 576).
The first edition of his memoirs were published in 1875; this enlarged 2-volume edition was first published in 1891, this fourth overall edition was published in 1892. Volume I with five maps and four leaves of publisher's advertisements at rear. Volume II with ten maps.
Beautifully bound in leather and cloth with matching cloth slipcase, which features a photograph of the famous Union General on the cover.