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Collection William T. Sherman Papers

Related Resources

Selected related archival collections in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress

Other selected archival collections

  • Philemon Beecher Ewing Papers, Coll. 120, Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio. Finding aid available online External.
  • Letter book of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, 1859-1863, Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives, Madison, Wisc.  Collection described in online catalog record External.  
  • The Letters of General William T. Sherman to John T. Doyle; 1869-1890, MS Vault 56, California Historical Society, San Francisco, Calif. Collection described in catalog record in the North Baker Research Library online catalog External.
  • Lincoln Collection. Lincoln Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, Ill. Collection contains several William T. Sherman documents. Finding aid available online External.
  • Sherman Thackara Papers, 1820-1949, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, Villanova, Penn. Finding aid available online External. Many of the items in this collection have been digitized and are available online External.
  • William Tecumseh Sherman Collection, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Finding aid available online External.
  • William T. Sherman Family Papers, University of Notre Dame Archives, Notre Dame, Ind. Finding aid available online External. Also available as Microfilm Edition of the William Tecumseh Sherman Family Papers, 1808-1891. Project editor Thomas T. McAvoy. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Archives, 1967. LC catalog record.
  • William T. Sherman Letters (1863, 1879, 1882-1889), Mss. 2378, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. Finding aid available online External.
  • William T. Sherman Letters, Mss. 1688, 1863, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. Finding aid available online External.
  • William T. Sherman Papers, 1862-1890, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Calif. Collection described in online catalog record External.
  • William T. Sherman Papers, 1853-1898, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Mass. Collection described in online catalog record. See MHS online catalog External.  
  • William T. Sherman, Papers 1832-1948, MSS 57, Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio. Catalog record and finding aid access for this collection and other smaller collections of Sherman Papers available through online archives catalog External.
  • William T. Sherman, Papers. U.S. Military Academy Library, Special Collections, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.  Collection described in online catalog record External.

Selected Published Resources

  • Athearn, Robert G. “General Sherman and the Western Railroads,” Pacific Historical Review 24/1 (February 1955): 39-48. LC catalog record.
  • Athearn, Robert G. William Tecumseh Sherman and the Settlement of the West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1956. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1995.
  • Bailey, Anne J. The Chessboard of War: Sherman and Hood in the Autumn Campaigns of 1864. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Bailey, Anne J. War and Ruin: William T. Sherman and the Savannah Campaign. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Barrett, John Gilchrist. Sherman's March through the Carolinas. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1956. LC catalog record.
  • Bearss, Margie Riddle. Sherman's Forgotten Campaign: The Meridian Expedition. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987. LC catalog record.
  • Bower, Stephen E. “The Theology of the Battlefield: William Tecumseh Sherman and the U.S. Civil War,” Journal of Military History 64/4 (October 2000): 1005-1034. LC catalog record.
  • Bowman, S. M. Sherman and His Campaigns: A Military Biography. New York: C. B. Richardson, 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Boyd, James P. The Life of General William T. Sherman. Philadelphia: Publisher's Union, 1891. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External
  • Broadwater, Robert P. William T. Sherman: A Biography. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Castel, Albert. “Prevaricating through Georgia: Sherman's Memoirs as a Source on the Atlanta Campaign,” Civil War History 40/1 (March 1994): 48-71. LC catalog record.
  • Caudill, Edward, and Paul Ashdown. Sherman's March in Myth and Memory. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Chase, Edward. The Memorial Life of General William Tecumseh Sherman. Chicago: R. S. Peele & Co., 1891. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External
  • Chronicling America, digitized historic American newspapers, available online.
  • Clarke, Dwight Lancelot. William Tecumseh Sherman: Gold Rush Banker. San Francisco, California Historical Society, 1969. LC catalog record.
  • Coburn, Mark. Terrible Innocence: General Sherman at War. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1993. LC catalog record.
  • Conyngham, David Power. Sherman's March through the South. New York: Sheldon and Co., 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Davis, Burke. Sherman’s March. New York: Random House, 1980. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1988.
  • Dawley, Thomas Robinson. The Life of Gen. Wm. T. Sherman. New York: T. R. Dawley, 1864. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Eisenhower, John S. D. American General: The Life and Times of William Tecumseh Sherman. New York: NAL Caliber, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Fellman, Michael. Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman. New York: Random House, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Fletcher, Thomas C. Life and Reminiscences of General Wm. T. Sherman. By Distinguished Men of His Time. Baltimore: R. H. Woodward Company, 1891. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External
  • Flood, Charles Bracelen. Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Force, M. F. General Sherman. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Foster, Buck T. Sherman's Mississippi Campaign. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress. Several maps used by General Sherman during the Civil War, or that document campaigns in which he was involved, are available online.
  • Glatthaar, Joseph T. The March to the Sea and Beyond: Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns. New York: New York University Press, 1985. LC catalog record.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. Edited by John Y. Simon. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1967-2012. LC catalog record. Available online External through Mississippi State University Libraries, courtesy of The Ulysses S. Grant Association.
  • Grimsley, Mark. The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Headley, P. C. Life and Military Career of Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman. New York: W. H. Appleton, 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External
  • Hirshson, Stanley P. The White Tecumseh: A Biography of General William T. Sherman. New York: J. Wiley, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Kennett, Lee B. Sherman: A Soldier's Life. New York: HarperCollins, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Kessell, John L. “General Sherman and the Navajo Treaty of 1868: A Basic and Expedient Misunderstanding,” Western Historical Quarterly 12/3 (July 1981): 251-272. LC catalog record.
  • Lancaster, Jane F. “William Tecumseh Sherman's Introduction to War, 1840-1842: Lesson for Action,” Florida Historical Quarterly 72/1 (July 1993): 56-72. LC catalog record.
  • Lewis, Lloyd. Sherman, Fighting Prophet. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932. LC catalog record. Reprints, 1958, 1993.
  • “The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America,” online resource. Includes period sheet music related to William T. Sherman, his Civil War campaigns (especially his “March to the Sea”), and his death in 1891.
  • Liddell Hart, Basil Henry. Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. LC catalog record. Reprints, 1958, 1978, 1993.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler. New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953-55. LC catalog record. Available online External courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
  • Longacre, Edward G. Worthy Opponents: William T. Sherman. USA; Joseph E. Johnston. CSA. Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Lucas, Marion Brunson. Sherman and the Burning of Columbia. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1976. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2000.
  • Marszalek, John F. Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order. New York: Free Press, 1993. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2007.
  • Marszalek, John F. Sherman's March to the Sea. Abilene, Tex.: McWhiney Foundation Press, 2005.  LC catalog record.
  • Marszalek, John F. Sherman's Other War: The General and the Civil War Press. Memphis, Tenn.: Memphis State University Press, 1981. LC catalog record. Revised edition, 1999.
  • Marszalek, John F. “Celebrity in Dixie: Sherman Tours the South, 1879,” Georgia Historical Quarterly 66/3 (Fall 1982): 368-383. LC catalog record.
  • McAllister, Anna Shannon. Ellen Ewing, Wife of General Sherman. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1936. LC catalog record.
  • McDonough, James Lee, and James Pickett Jones. "War so terrible": Sherman and Atlanta. New York: Norton, 1987. LC catalog record.
  • Merrill, James M. William Tecumseh Sherman. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1971. LC catalog record.
  • Miers, Earl Schenck. The General Who Marched to Hell: William Tecumseh Sherman and His March to Fame and Infamy. New York: Knopf, 1951. LC catalog record.
  • Moody, Wesley. Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Northrop, Henry Davenport. Life and Deeds of General Sherman, including the Story of his Great March to the Sea. Philadelphia: National Publishing Co., 1891. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • O'Connell, Robert L. Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman. New York: Random House, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Available online. The site offers a number of photographs and illustrations of or including William T. Sherman.
  • Rable, George C. “William T. Sherman and the Conservative Critique of Radical Reconstruction,” Ohio History 93 (Summer/Autumn 1984): 147-163. LC catalog record.
  • Reid, Brian Holden. “William T. Sherman and the South.” American Nineteenth Century History 11/1 (March 2010): 1–16.
  • Robins, Edward. William T. Sherman. Philadelphia: G. W. Jacobs & Company, 1905. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Royster, Charles. The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans. New York: Knopf, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Rubin, Anne Sarah. Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Schenker, Carl R., Jr. “'My Father . . . Named Me William Tecumseh': Rebutting the Charge That General Sherman Lied About His Name,” Ohio History 115 (2008): 55-79. LC catalog record.
  • Schenker, Carl R., Jr. “Ulysses in His Tent: Halleck, Grant, Sherman, and ‘The Turning Point of the War,’” Civil War History 56/2 (June 2010): 175-221. LC catalog record.
  • Senour, F. Major General William T. Sherman, and His Campaign. Chicago: H. M. Sherwood, 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Sherman, William T. General Sherman's Official Account of His Great March through Georgia and the Carolinas, from His Departure from Chattanooga to the Surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston and the Confederate Forces under His Command. To which is Added, General Sherman's Evidence before the Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War; the Animadversions of Secretary Stanton and General Halleck: with a Defence of his Proceedings, etc. New York: Bunce & Huntington, 1865. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Sherman, William T. General W. T. Sherman as College President; a Collection of Letters, Documents, and Other Material, Chiefly from Private Sources, Relating to the Life and Activities of General William Tecumseh Sherman, to the Early Years of Louisiana State University, and to the Stirring Conditions Existing in the South on the Eve of the Civil War, 1859-1861. Collected and ed. by Walter L. Fleming. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur M. Clark Company, 1912. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Sherman, William T. Home Letters of General Sherman. Edited by M. A. De Wolfe Howe. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Sherman, William T. Memoirs of Gen. William T. Sherman. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1875. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Revised edition issued, 1886. LC catalog record. 1886 edition available online through HathiTrust External.  Several subsequent printings of Sherman’s Memoirs are also available; see Library of Congress Online Catalog for options.
  • Sherman, William T. Recollections of California, 1846-1861. Oakland, Calif.:  Biobooks, 1945. LC catalog record. Available online through Library of Congress "’California as I Saw It’: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900” presentation.
  • Sherman, William T. The Sherman Letters: Correspondence between General and Senator Sherman from 1837 to 1891. Edited by Rachel Sherman Thorndike. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1894. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, 1969, 1971.
  • Sherman, William T. Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence of William T.Sherman, 1860-1865. Edited by Brooks D. Simpson and Jean V. Berlin. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Trudeau, Noah Andre. Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea. New York: Harper, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • United States. Army. Military Orders of General William T. Sherman, 1861-'65. Washington, D.C., 1869?  LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Report of Major General William T. Sherman. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus Reprint Co., 1977. LC catalog record.
  • United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901. Available online External through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection.
  • Vetter, Charles Edmund. Sherman: Merchant of Terror, Advocate of Peace. Gretna, La.: Pelican Pub. Co., 1992. LC catalog record.
  • Vetter, Charles Edmund. “William T. Sherman: The Louisiana Experience,” Louisiana History, 36/2 (Spring 1995): 133-147. LC catalog record.
  • Walters, John Bennett. Merchant of Terror: General Sherman and Total War. Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973. LC catalog record.
  • Wheeler, Richard. Sherman’s March. New York: Crowell, 1978. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1991.
  • Williams, T. Harry. McClellan, Sherman, and Grant. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1962. LC catalog record. Reprints, 1976, 1991.
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