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Sherman, William Tecumseh

Born: 1820 AD
Died: 1891 AD
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.