Nelson Miles’ Memoirs

Another free book added to the Library, and this one promises to be interesting: Nelson A Miles was a young volunteer who earned wounds, acclaim and medals (including the Medal of Honor, though in fairness these were handed out like candy during the Civil War) on his rise to a major generalship. Post-war, he became notorious for his (supposed) maltreatment of Jefferson Davis during the latter’s imprisonment at Fortress Monroe, and in the suppression and massacres of many native tribes in the West. As it’s a memoir, I don’t expect the full story to be told, but there have to be some nuggets in here.

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