William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman

Born: February 8, 1820

Died: February 14, 1891

Nationality: American

Occupation: Soldier

Biography: William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, 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.

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Source/Notes: Memoirs (2000 edition), Penguin - ISBN: 9781101177242

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Source/Notes: General Sherman's Official Account of His Great March Through Georgia and the Carolinas: From His Departure from Chattanooga to the Surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston and the Confederate Forces Under His Command. To which is Added, General Sherman's Evidence Before the Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War; the Animadversions of Secretary Stanton and General Halleck: with a Defence of His Proceedings, Etc (1865 edition)