George W. Pepper
Locale, military tactics and colorful characterizations give this recounting a fascinating and novel point of view. Presented as it was originally published in 1866, Personal Recollections of Sherman's Campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas is much more than a series of battle descriptions: Pepper portrays the land, the buildings, and the people as he marches with Sherman's troops. He not only details each battle, he reveals the aftermath on many levels. This is a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in the American Civil War.