William Tecumseh Sherman

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]

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


  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).