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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1913-2006
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Davis, Burke
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Sherman's March through the Carolinas
  • United States
Label
Sherman's march, Burke Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [303]-317
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5726594
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 335 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780394507392
Lccn
79005550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)92540
Label
Sherman's march, Burke Davis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [303]-317
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5726594
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 335 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780394507392
Lccn
79005550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)92540

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