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Belligerent MuseFive Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War$
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Stephen Cushman and Gary W. Gallagher

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469618777

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618791.001.0001

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Sherman the Writer

Sherman the Writer

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(p.69) Chapter Three Sherman the Writer
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Belligerent Muse
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Stephen Cushman

Gary W. Gallagher

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618791.003.0004

This chapter describes Tecumseh Sherman's character as a writer. It argues that Sherman had few flaws in his writing especially in the inconsistency of his character. Though he showed passiveness and self-control in his writing style, he sometimes changed to being direct and relentless. The chapter also describes Sherman's passion for theater which began in New York in 1836 when he was traveling to begin his study at West Point. His love for theater gave him relief from his eventful and exhausting life. Besides being a soldier and actor, Sherman was also a traveler and a religious practitioner.

Keywords:   Tecumseh Sherman, New York, Sherman's inconsistency, passiveness, self-control, passion for theater

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