William Tecumseh Sherman

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Birthday
8, 1820
Birthplace
Lancester, OH
Death Date
Feb 14, 1891 (71)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1820
Birthplace
Lancester, OH
Death Date
Feb 14, 1891 (71)

About

Union general who took command of the western theater of the American Civil War in 1867. He is best known for implementing his scorched earth policies which burned down Atlanta towards the end of the war.

Before Fame

He attended the prestigious West Point Military Academy before entering the Army as a second lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Artillery.

Trivia

He has been called the 'first modern general' for his actions during the Civil War.

Family Life

He was married to Ellen Ewing Sherman from 1850 until 1888 and they had eight kids together. His brothers, Charles Taylor Sherman and John Sherman, became prominent politicians.

Associated With

Like Sherman, Thomas Stonewall Jackson was also an active part of the Civil War.

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