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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