William Tecumseh Sherman

Union General William Tecumseh Sherman Full Name: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American

Profession: Union General
Why Famous: 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.

Born: February 8, 1820
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio, USA

Died: February 14, 1891 (aged 71)

Married Life

  • 1850-05-01 Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.

Historical Events in the Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

  • 1862-12-29 Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman
  • 1863-04-30 -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces
  • 1864-01-14 General Sherman begins his march to the South
  • 1864-05-06 US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia
  • 1864-09-02 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War
  • 1864-11-15 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his "March to the Sea"
  • 1864-12-10 General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins
  • 1864-12-21 General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia
  • 1865-02-01 General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
  • 1865-03-11 General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC
  • 1865-03-23 General Sherman/Cox' troops reach Goldsboro NC
  • 1865-04-18 Confederate Gen Johnson surrendered to General William T. Sherman in North Carolina
  • 1871-05-17 Indian fighter General William T. Sherman escapes from Comanches in an ambulance

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