William Tecumseh Sherman

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William Tecumseh Sherman
Sherman as a major general in Mey 1865. The black ribbon o mournin on his left airm is for U.S. Preses Lincoln. Portrait bi Mathew Brady.
Elk-name"Cump", "Uncle Billy" (bi his truips)
Born8 Februar 1820(1820-02-08)
Lancaster, Ohio, U.S.
Dee'd14 Februar 1891(1891-02-14) (aged 71)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Place o burialCalvary Seemetry
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
AllegianceUnitit States o Americae
Service/branchUnitit States Airmy
Union Airmy
Years o service1840–53, 1861–84
RankUnion Army major general rank insignia.svg Major general (American Ceevil War)
Us army general insignia 1872.png General o the Airmy o the Unitit States (post-bellum)
Commands heldXV 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)
Battles/warsAmerican Ceevil War
AwairdsThanks o Congress1864 an 1865
Ither wirkBank manager, lawyer, college superintendent, streetcar executive
SignaturWilliam Tecumseh Sherman Signature.svg

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.[1]

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  1. 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).