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Authors: Charles Bracelen Flood

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Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War

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To my wife, Katherine Burnam Flood,
and to our children, Caperton, Lucy, and Curtis
Grant and Sherman’s Western Theater of War 1861-1863
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.

Sherman to
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
1864
 
 
 
 
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
a
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
 
Table of Contents
 

Title Page
Epigraph
PROLOGUE
1
-
TWO FAILED MEN WITH GREAT POTENTIAL
2
-
GRANT AWAKENS
3
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SHERMAN GOES IN
4
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GRANT MOVES FORWARD, WITH SHERMAN IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
5
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THE BOND FORGED AT SHILOH
6
-
POLITICAL PROBLEMS, MILITARY CHALLENGES: THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN DEVELOPS
7
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THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG
8
-
PAIN AND PLEASURE ON THE LONG ROAD TO CHATTANOOGA AND MISSIONARY RIDGE
9
-
CONFUSION AT CHATTANOOGA
10
-
GRANT AND SHERMAN BEGIN TO DEVELOP THE WINNING STRATEGY
11
-
SHERMAN SAVES LINCOLN’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
12
-
PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT AND PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP: SAVANNAH FOR CHRISTMAS
13
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THE MARCH THROUGH THE CAROLINAS, AND AN ADDITIONAL TEST OF FRIENDSHIP
14
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GRANT, SHERMAN, AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN HOLD A COUNCIL OF WAR—AND PEACE
15
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“I NOW FEEL LIKE ENDING THE MATTER”: GRANT’S FINAL OFFENSIVE
16
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THE DAYS AFTER APPOMATTOX: JOY AND GRIEF
17
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SHERMAN IN TROUBLE
18
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GRANT, SHERMAN, AND THE RADICALS
19
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A PARADE FOR EVERYONE, AND A HEARING FOR SHERMAN
20
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THE PAST AND FUTURE MARCH UP PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
L’ENVOI

About the Author
Praise for
Grant and Sherman
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
Copyright Page

Shiloh, April 6, 1862
 
Shiloh, April 7, 1862
 
Siege of Vicksburg, May 18–July 4, 1863
Battles at Chattanooga, November 23-25, 1863
 
Grant Battles Lee in Virginia, 1864-1865
 
Sherman’s Marches, 1864-1865
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