General Phil Sheridan As I Knew Him.
by [Civil War Memoir] Grenier, Captain Henry C.
J.S. Hyland and Company,
A Near Fine tight copy in blue cloth binding with gold stamping on the front cover and spine. Philip Henry Sheridan (1831 – 1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with General-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox. Sheridan fought in later years in the Indian Wars of the Great Plains.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 25869