Quest for a Star: The Civil War Letters and Diaries of Colonel Francis T. Sherman of the 88th Illinois

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An ambitious, capable, self-trained officer with strong opinions, Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago recorded his Civil War experiences in both diaries and letters to his family. Published here for the first time, his writings are notable not only for their vivid descriptions of his wartime experiences but also for their insights into the volatile politics of the era. Sherman s father was Francis Cornwall Sherman, the Democratic mayor of Chicago during much of the war, and the two disagreed sharply about how the conflict ...

Quest for a Star: The Civil War Letters and Diaries of Colonel Francis T. Sherman of the 88th Illinois 2000, Univ Tennessee Press

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