Authors: Charles Bracelen Flood
Tags: #Biography, #History, #bought-and-paid-for, #Non-Fiction
As soon as real war begins, new men, heretofore unheard of, will emerge from obscurity, equal to any occasion.
—William Tecumseh Sherman, six weeks before Bull Run
I knew wherever I was that you thought of me, and if I got in a tight place you would come if alive.
Grant, March 10, 1864, summing up their
successful Western campaigns
But what next? I suppose it will be safe if I leave General Grant and yourself to decide.
—Abraham Lincoln to Sherman, after congratulating him on his capture of Savannah, Christmas
He stood by me when I was crazy and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now, sir, we stand by each other always.
—Sherman, speaking of Grant
I know him well as one of the greatest purest and best of men. He is poor and always will be, but he is great and magnanimous.
—Grant, praising Sherman in
letter to Jesse Grant, his father
We were as brothers, I the older man in years, he the higher in rank.
—Sherman, summing up their friendship
TWO FAILED MEN WITH GREAT POTENTIAL
SHERMAN GOES IN
GRANT MOVES FORWARD, WITH SHERMAN IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
THE BOND FORGED AT SHILOH
POLITICAL PROBLEMS, MILITARY CHALLENGES: THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN DEVELOPS
THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG
PAIN AND PLEASURE ON THE LONG ROAD TO CHATTANOOGA AND MISSIONARY RIDGE
CONFUSION AT CHATTANOOGA
GRANT AND SHERMAN BEGIN TO DEVELOP THE WINNING STRATEGY
SHERMAN SAVES LINCOLN’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT AND PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP: SAVANNAH FOR CHRISTMAS
THE MARCH THROUGH THE CAROLINAS, AND AN ADDITIONAL TEST OF FRIENDSHIP
GRANT, SHERMAN, AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN HOLD A COUNCIL OF WAR—AND PEACE
“I NOW FEEL LIKE ENDING THE MATTER”: GRANT’S FINAL OFFENSIVE
THE DAYS AFTER APPOMATTOX: JOY AND GRIEF
SHERMAN IN TROUBLE
GRANT, SHERMAN, AND THE RADICALS
A PARADE FOR EVERYONE, AND A HEARING FOR SHERMAN
THE PAST AND FUTURE MARCH UP PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE