Pagination: 27 p. ; 24.8 x 19.6 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 25.4 x 19.2 cm
Summary of Content: The title of the story is ”The March to the Sea,” but the heading for the series is ”War Stories for Boys and Girls.” Tells the history of the campaign in simple, straight-forward language for younger readers. Takes the reader from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia to the coast. Tells the history of the campaign in simple, straight-forward language for younger readers. Stops at various points in the text to explain various military issues to the reader, including supplies, food, and roads. This his working manuscript with corrections made throughout. Partially written in another hand (pages 1-10 in one hand, 11-27 in another). Divided into 3 separate folders. 1 black and white seated engraving of Sherman included.
Background: Badeau was a staff member of General Ulysses S. Grant 1864-1865. Retired from the Army in 1869. May-December 1869 Secretary of Legation in London; delievered dispatches to Spanish government in Madrid December 1869-May 1870; Consul General in London May 1870-September 1881; too leave of absence from State Department to travel the world with Grant 1877-78; Consul General at Havana May 1882-April 1884; He has published ”The Vagabond,” a collection of essays (New York, 1859): ”Military History of Ulysses S. Grant” (3 vols. 1867-81) ;” Conspiracy : a Cuban Romance ”(1885) ; ”Aristocracy in England” (1886); and ”Grant in Peace” (1886).