Sherman, William Tecumseh

Born: Feb 08, 1820 AD
Died: 1891 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: General

William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author.


1820 - Born on the 8th of February in Lancaster, Ohio.


1861-1865 - General in the United States Army during the American Civil War.


1862-1863 - Served under General Ulysses S. Grant during the campaigns that led to the fall of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River.


1864 - Succeeded Grant as the Union commander in the western theater of the war.


         - Marched across Georgia in Civil War.


         - Led his troops to the capture of the city of Atlanta, a military success that contributed decisively to the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln.


1865 - Accepted the surrender of all the Confederate armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.


1869-1883 - Became Commanding General of the Army.


1875 - Published his Memoirs, one of the best-known firsthand accounts of the Civil War.


1891 - He died 14th of February in New York City, New York.




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