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The Resource Terrible swift sword : the life of General Philip H. Sheridan, Joseph Wheelan

Terrible swift sword : the life of General Philip H. Sheridan, Joseph Wheelan

Label
Terrible swift sword : the life of General Philip H. Sheridan
Title
Terrible swift sword
Title remainder
the life of General Philip H. Sheridan
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Wheelan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan's innovative cavalry tactics and "total war" strategy became staples of twentieth-century warfare. After the war, Sheridan ruthlessly suppressed the raiding Plains Indians much as he had the Confederates, by killing warriors and burning villages, but he also defended reservation Indians from corrupt agents and contractors
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheelan, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.S54
LC item number
W54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheridan, Philip Henry
  • United States
  • Indians of North America
  • United States
  • Generals
Label
Terrible swift sword : the life of General Philip H. Sheridan, Joseph Wheelan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue -- Rise from obscurity -- Stones River -- Defeat and victory at Chattanooga -- Sheridan's Cavalry Corps -- Killing Jeb Stuart -- The Shenandoah Valley -- Triumph at Winchester -- Burning the valley -- Miracle at Cedar Creek -- The end of Jubal Early's army -- Waterloo for the Confederacy -- The race to Appomattox -- Ruler of the southwest -- Winer war on the southern plains -- Lieutenant General Sheridan -- Final conquest of the Plains Indians -- The conservationist general -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn744287563
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xxiii, 387 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306820274
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012018587
Other control number
40021200707
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)744287563
Label
Terrible swift sword : the life of General Philip H. Sheridan, Joseph Wheelan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue -- Rise from obscurity -- Stones River -- Defeat and victory at Chattanooga -- Sheridan's Cavalry Corps -- Killing Jeb Stuart -- The Shenandoah Valley -- Triumph at Winchester -- Burning the valley -- Miracle at Cedar Creek -- The end of Jubal Early's army -- Waterloo for the Confederacy -- The race to Appomattox -- Ruler of the southwest -- Winer war on the southern plains -- Lieutenant General Sheridan -- Final conquest of the Plains Indians -- The conservationist general -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn744287563
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xxiii, 387 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306820274
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012018587
Other control number
40021200707
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)744287563

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