Person:William Sherman (51)

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
m. 8 May 1810
  1. Charles Taylor Sherman1811 - 1879
  2. Mary Elizabeth Sherman1812 - 1900
  3. James Sherman1813 - 1864
  4. Amelia Sherman1816 - 1862
  5. Julia Ann Sherman1818 - 1842
  6. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman1820 - 1891
  7. Lampson Parker Sherman1821 - 1900
  8. John Sherman1823 - 1900
  9. Susan Denman Sherman1825 - 1876
  10. Hoyt Sherman1827 - 1904
  11. Frances Beecher Sherman1829 - 1889
m. 1 May 1850
Facts and Events
Name[1] Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Alt Name[1] "Cump" Sherman
Alt Name[1] "Uncle Billy" Sherman
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Feb 1820 Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, United States
Marriage 1 May 1850 Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesto Eleanor Boyle Ewing
Death[1] 14 Feb 1891 New York City, New York, United Statesage 71 -
Reference Number? Q188936?
Burial[2] Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis (independent city), Missouri, United States

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William Tecumseh Sherman (; February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.

Sherman served under General Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 and 1863 during the campaigns that led to the fall of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River and culminated with the routing of the Confederate armies in the state of Tennessee. In 1864, Sherman succeeded Grant as the Union commander in the western theater of the war. He proceeded to lead his troops to the capture of the city of Atlanta, a military success that contributed to the re-election of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Sherman's subsequent march through Georgia and the Carolinas further undermined the Confederacy's ability to continue fighting. He accepted the surrender of all the Confederate armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida in April 1865.

When Grant assumed the U.S. presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army (1869–83). As such, he was responsible for the U.S. Army's engagement in the Indian Wars over the next 15 years, in the western United States. He steadfastly refused to be drawn into politics and in 1875 published his Memoirs, one of the best-known first-hand accounts of the Civil War. British military historian B. H. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general".

A photo of his tombstone can be found on

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 William Tecumseh Sherman, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    [Includes sourced information about Sherman's family life.]

    1865 Portrait by Michael Brady.
  2. William Tecumseh Sherman's tombstone and memorial page, in Find A Grave.