Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan. General United States Army - Philip Sheridan 1888 - Charles L. Webster & Company, New York - First Edition 'Turning what bid fair to be a disaster into glorious victory stamps Sheridan, what I have always thought him, one of the ablest of generals.’ – Ulysses S. Grant, writing to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, of Sheridan’s victory over the Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864.

A bright two-volume set of American Civil War General Philip H. Sheridan’s memoirs – considered one of the best first-hand accounts of the Civil War and of the Indian wars which followed – each volume features frontispiece portraits of the author, and numerous plates and folding maps throughout.
  Hurrah! hurrah for Sheridan!
Hurrah! hurrah for horse and man!
And when their statues are placed on high
Under the dome of the Union sky,
The American soldier's Temple of Fame,
There, with the glorious general's name,
Be it said, in letters both bold and bright:
"Here is the steed that saved the day
By carrying Sheridan into the fight,
From Winchester--twenty miles away!
- Sheridan’s Ride by Thomas Buchanan Reid

‘General Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888) was the most important Union cavalry commander of the Civil War, and ranks as one of America's greatest horse soldiers. From Corinth through Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, he made himself a reputation for courage and efficiency; after his defeat of J.E.B. Stuart's rebel cavalry, Grant named him commander of the Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley. There he laid waste to the entire region, and his victory over Jubal Early's troups in the Battle of Cedar Creek brought him worldwide renown and a promotion to major general in the regular army. It was Sheridan who cut off Lee's retreat at Appomattox, thus securing the surrender of the Confederate Army. Subsequent to the Civil War, Sheridan was active in the 1868 war with the Comanches and Cheyennes, where he won infamy with his statement that "the only good Indians I ever saw were dead". In 1888 he published his "Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan", one of the best first-hand accounts of the Civil War and the Indian wars which followed.’ - Jeffrey D. Wert.

References: Morris,
Sheridan: The Life and Wars of General Phil Sheridan 1992. Eicher, Civil War High Commands 2001. Wittenberg, Little Phil: A Reassessment of the Civil War Leadership of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan 2002. Da Capo Press, web.

pp.[4] xiii [1] 500 [2]; [2] xi [1] 486 [4] Bound in publisher’s green cloth, spine titles and motif in gilt, titles and pictorial motif of a general on a running horse in gilt to front boards, decorative endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, rear inner hinges cracked, light wear to extremities, gilt of decorative motifs to spine slightly rubbed, 5mm triangular tear to frontispiece tissue guard of volume 1.   Ref: 107023   Price: HK$ 3,000