Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan two volumes

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Published New York 1888, 2 vols, Portrait frontispieces, 16 illustrations, 16 maps and plans, 11 folding maps. 8vo. Dark green pictorial clotgh gilt a little worn at corners and heacaps. 500pp and 46 pages, comprehensive index in vol 2


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"General Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888) was the most important Union cavalry commander of the Civil War, and ranks as one of America’s greatest horse soldiers. From Corinth through Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, he made himself a reputation for courage and efficiency; after his defeat of J.E.B. Stuart’s rebel cavalry, Grant named him commander of the Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley. There he laid waste to the entire region, and his victory over Jubal Early’s troops in the Battle of Cedar Creek brought him worldwide renown and a promotion to major general in the regular army. It was Sheridan who cut off Lee’s retreat at Appomattox, thus securing the surrender of the Confederate Army."

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