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Terrible Swift Sword - The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan

Joseph Wheelan

Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War. Yet, before Sherman's famous march through Georgia, it was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan's innovative cavalry tactics and "total war" strategy became staples of twentieth-century warfare. After the war, Sheridan ruthlessly suppressed the raiding Plains Indians much as he had the Confederates-by killing warriors and burning villages-but he also defended reservation Indians from corrupt agents and contractors. Sheridan, an enthusiastic hunter and conservationist, later ordered the U.S. cavalry to occupy and operate Yellowstone National Park to safeguard it from commercial exploitation.

Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War. Yet, before Sherman's famous march through Georgia, it was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan's innovative cavalry tactics and "total war" strategy became staples of twentieth-century warfare. After the war, Sheridan ruthlessly suppressed the raiding Plains Indians much as he had the Confederates-by killing warriors and burning villages-but he also defended reservation Indians from corrupt agents and contractors. Sheridan, an enthusiastic hunter and conservationist, later ordered the U.S. cavalry to occupy and operate Yellowstone National Park to safeguard it from commercial exploitation.
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Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War. Yet, before Sherman's famous march through Georgia, it was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan's innovative cavalry tactics and "total war" strategy became staples of twentieth-century warfare. After the war, Sheridan ruthlessly suppressed the raiding Plains Indians much as he had the Confederates-by killing warriors and burning villages-but he also defended reservation Indians from corrupt agents and contractors. Sheridan, an enthusiastic hunter and conservationist, later ordered the U.S. cavalry to occupy and operate Yellowstone National Park to safeguard it from commercial exploitation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

R. C. Bray

Length:

14h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

13:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

53:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

56:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

48:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

58:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

52:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:01