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 Post subject: Phil Sheridan
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:15 am 
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Can anyone recommend a good bio on Sheridan?

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 Post subject: Re: Phil Sheridan
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Little Phil by Eric Wittenberg. I try to usually read Civil War histories written by professional historians, but Wittenberg--a lawyer by trade-- does a good job of reevaluating Sheridan's career. Spoiler alert: he is highly critical.

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 Post subject: Re: Phil Sheridan
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Thanks for the input.
I went with Terrible Swift Sword and, I have to say, I'm not too impressed yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Phil Sheridan
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http://www.impedimentsofwar.org/singleshow.php?show=129

Here is an interview with Wittenberg from 2005. In it (part three) he covers his feelings on Sheridan which are not at all flattering. Basically, Sheridan was a rogue general who did his own thing and couldn't follow orders. He believes Grant's indulgence of his insubordination was based on a personal friendship and admiration (and also probably a dislike of the eastern army generals who followed the rules too much).

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 Post subject: Re: Phil Sheridan
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The Union version of Nathan Bedford Forrest then?

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Sheridan-The life & wars of Gen. Phil Sheridan
by Roy Morris, Jr.

This is my favorite book on Sheridan.

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