Reading list of
published SHERMAN Biographies
(in no particular order – just as they are located)
"Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Late Retired General, U.S.A.", by W.
Johnson, Edgewood Publishing Co., 1891. 607 pages.
A graphic history of his career in war and peace; his
youth; his stern and patriotic manhood; his calm and beautiful old age;
a marvelous march from the mountains of time to the sea of eternity.
book is loaded with maps and illustrations.
"William Tecumseh Sherman and the Settlement of the West", by Robert G.
Athearn; Univ. of Oklahoma Press; 1956.
Points out clearly Gen. Sherman’s view that the principle
of the Army on the frontier was to protect the railroads, rather than
- "Fighting Prophet", by Lloyd Lewis; Harcourt, Brace
& Co., publishers;
1932; 690 pages
"Memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman", by himself; originally published
in 1875 – many republishings since; 1000+ pages.
"William Tecumseh Sherman" by James M. Merrill; Rand McNally &
"The General Who Marched to Hell - William Tecumseh Sherman, and his
to fame and infamy", by Earl Schenck Miers; Barnes & Noble
A well written, well documented book about Sherman's
Provides a good insight to the man, but contains no genealogy.
"Sherman - Soldier, Realist, American", by B. H. Liddell Hart; Da Capo
"Citizen Sherman", by Michael Fellman; Random House; 1995.
This biography is much broader than an analysis of
Sherman’s perspective, for the author seeks to illuminate the
as well as the intellectual, ideological, and the occupational lives of
this extraordinary, but at the same time representative, American
"The White Tecumseh", by Stanley P. Hirshson; John Wiley &Sons,
Sympathetic yet excellent… insight into
how Sherman’s own troops
felt about him and his relationships with fellow generals, especially
Thomas Ewing Sherman, Jesuit
Priest (son of
Gen. Wm T.)
"A Soldier's Passion For Order", by John F. Marszalek; The Free
It is a full-scale biography, not just the Civil War years.
Sarah Sherman (Wiborg) Murphy
of Gen. Wm T.)
"General Sherman’s Son", by Joseph T. Durkin; Farrar, Straus
publishers; 1959, 276 pages. An in-depth study of the life of Father
and of his relationship with his father.
"Everyone Was So Young: Gerald and Sarah Murphy – a Lost
Story"; by Amanda Vaill; Houghton Mifflin, publisher.
Sarah and her husband were part of 1920’s New York and
society. Among their friends were Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cole
Ernest Hemmingway, etc.
Maria Ewing Sherman
(daughter of Gen. Wm. T.)
"Three Generations", by Katherine Burton; ;1947; 312 pages.
Biography of the mother-in-law, wife and daughter of General Sherman.
Edgar J. Sherman
"Recollections of a Long Life", by the Hon. Edgar J.
printed in Boston; 1908.
Well written with some Sherman genealogy. Chapter III is about his
Civil War service as a Captain in the battle of Port Hudson, and his
at Fort Delaware. He met Gen. Wm. T. several times, but there is no
that he realized that they were related.
Roger Sherman, Statesman
"The Life of Roger Sherman", by Lewis Henry Boutell; A. C. McClurg,
1896; 361 pages.
An excellent book about his life, the Continental Congress, and the
writing of our Constitution. (Mr. Boutell’s wife was
Roger’s great grandaughter)
“Roger Sherman, Signer and Statesman”, by Roger
Sherman Boardman; University
of Penn. Press; 1938; 396 pages. Reprinted in 1971 by De Capo
NY, as a part of their series on the Era of the American Revolution.
A very well sourced book, expanding on the above book by Lewis
A “must read” for anyone interested in our
Consititution and system of
Sidney Sherman, General
John Sherman, Senator
"General Sidney Sherman – Texas Soldier, Statesman and
Builder", by W.
N. Bate; Texian Press; 1974. The life of General Sherman, through the
for Texas statehood and the Civil War - most noted for the Battle of
Bay. He later was a railroad pioneer.
"John Sherman; What He Has Said And Done, being a history of the Life
Public Services of the Hon. John Sherman, Secretary of the Treasury of
the United States", by Rev. S. A. Bronson, D.D., Columbus, O.; H.W.
& Co., publishers; 1880; 272 pages.
Written to support John as a Presidential candidate.
Charles Pomeroy Sherman
"My Scrap Book - Of Many Years - 1864 to 1938", by Charles Pomeroy
Country Life Press Corp, Garden City, NY; 1938.
Rambles on a bit, but does have some Sherman
Ray Sherman (desc. from Michael Sherman, b: abt
1790, perh: CT)
The story of a conscientious objector in the Vietnam War.
Random House Publishing, 2002.
story is riveting. As a retired Marine, I have
a HUGE respect for his service, and the moral character he displayed in
service to our country, and his fellow soldiers. I am honored
"met" him, via SOY and our SHERMAN bonds.
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