Tom Worthington’s Civil War

Shiloh, Sherman, and the Search for Vindication

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About the Book

In 1807, Thomas Worthington was born into a wealthy and powerful Ohio family. Though his path in life should have led to fortune and prestige, he died alone and penniless, having spent his life and his fortune trying to remove the stain of shame from his reputation and name.
This is the previously untold story of Worthington, West Point graduate, leader of men in both the Mexican War and War Between the States, and bitter enemy of the man who would ruin his life—General William Tecumseh Sherman. As commander of the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Worthington valiantly led his men into battle at Shiloh, but his knowledge of Sherman’s blunders, both before and during the battle, resulted in his being illegally court-martialed and cashiered out of the Army. The last twenty years of his life were spent in a desperate quest to tell his side of the story, the true events of Shiloh as he saw them. Colonel Worthington’s story is one of war, both public and personal, honor, and a quest for vindication. Photographs and maps illustrate Worthington’s dramatic life and struggle.

About the Author(s)

James D. Brewer is a retired U.S. Army officer who has written widely on Civil War history, leadership/management, self-defense and personal protection. The author of five historical novels set along the Mississippi river during Reconstruction, he has also written and had produced a two-act play. Currently he is writing and performing original songs with his acoustic music group based out of Gloucester, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

James D. Brewer
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 246
Bibliographic Info: 27 photos, 15 maps, 4 tables, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [2001]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7377-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5008-4
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“tightly written, well-researched and fascinating”—The Civil War Courier; “good job”—Civil War History; “interesting…provide[s] new insight…a readable book which tells its story clearly”—North & South; “an interesting, well researched, and well written study…recommended”—The Civil War News; “Brewer tells this story well…thorough”—Ohioana Quarterly; “intriguing…fascinating…well told…excellent maps…recommended”—Colorado Libraries.