New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1875. 1st Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. 405 & 409 pages. Near Fine. Bound in royal blue cloth over boards with spines and upper boards stamped in black and gilt. Minor rubbing to extremities. Hinges remain sound and free of spits or cracks in either volume. Bookpate from private library on front pastedown of each volume.
Beautiful set of Sherman's memoirs. He gives some account of his early life--particularly West Point and life in and out of the army in California, New York, Kansas, and Louisiana--but the emphasis is clearly the Civil War. General Sherman is quite frank in describing the rights and wrongs of the campaigns he saw, without concern for stepping on the feelings of others. Definitely an essential addition to any Civil War collection. NEVINS II, p. 89; EICHER 576; etc., etc.