Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan. General United States Army
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1888. Engraved frontispiece portraits, plates, fold-out maps. Cloth over boards. Octavos. xiv, 500 and xii, 486 pages. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped titles and vignettes to upper boards. Spines titled in gilt with gilt and black ornaments. Slight dulling to spine gilt but still quite legible. Minor extremity rubs, touches of fraying to heels of spines. Minor foxing to frontispieces and title pages. Overall near fine.
A military classic. Sheridan covers not only his early years in the west (like most other Civil War commanders on both sides), but also his experiences in the Indian Wars of the 1870s.
The majority of his superb memoir, however, gives his straightforward descriptions of what he saw and commanded during the Civil War. Sheridan's spectacular campaign to close the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 and his significant contributions to the Appomattox campaign are recounted here.
See, for reference: EICHER #572; NEVINS, II, p. 88.