William Tecumseh Sherman
|William Tecumseh Sherman|
|Elk-name||"Cump", "Uncle Billy" (bi his truips)|
|Born||Februar 8, 1820
Lancaster, Ohio, U.S.
|Dee'd||Februar 14, 1891
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
|Place o burial||Calvary Cemetery
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Allegiance||Unitit States o Americae|
|Service/branch||Unitit States Airmy
|Years o service||1840–53, 1861–84|
|Rank|| Major general (American Ceevil War)
General o the Airmy o the Unitit States (post-bellum)
|Commands held||XV Corps (1863)
Airmy o the Tennessee (1863–1864)
Militar Diveesion o the Mississippi (1864–1865)
Depairtment o the Missouri (1866–1869)
Commandin General o the Unitit States Airmy (Mairch 8, 1869 – November 1, 1883)
|Awairds||Thanks o Congress – 1864 an 1865|
|Ither wirk||Bank manager, lawyer, college superintendent, streetcar executive|
William Tecumseh Sherman (Februar 8, 1820 – Februar 14, 1891) wis an American soldier, businessman, eddicator an author. He served as a General in the Union Airmy during the American Ceevil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his ootstaundin command o militar strategy as well as criticism for the harshness o the "scorched yird" policies that he implementit in conductin tot war against the Confederate States.
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- One historian has written that Sherman's "genius" for "strategy and logistics ... made him one of the foremost architects of Union victory." Steven E. Woodworth, Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861–1865 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005), 631. For a very critical study of Sherman, see John B. Walters, Merchant of Terror: General Sherman and Total War (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973).