Published in New York: Charles L. Webster, 1888. First edition in two volumes of Sheridan’s military autobiography, with 27 maps (many folding) and 17 plates. Inscribed by Appleton to another military officer.
“Often ranked with Grant and Sherman as the foremost Union commanders” (Mullins & Reed 82), Sheridan completed this work just days before his death in 1888. He recounts three decades of military service including his many decisive Civil War campaigns and his later Indian campaigns, his military governorship of Texas and Louisiana and his tenure as commander-in-chief of the army after Sherman’s retirement. “When the battle waged hottest, Sheridan was at his best—cool, exact, self-possessed, the dashing and brilliant leader of men willing to follow him anywhere” (DAB).
Beautifully bound in leather and cloth with matching cloth slipcase, which features and photograph of the Union General on the cover.