Most of all, he played a major and strategic role in the civil war in looking back at that conflict, sherman uttered one of the most memorable phrases in american history — “war is all hell” alone among american generals, his name is enshrined in an adjective in our political vocabulary that word. Find out more about the history of william tecumseh sherman, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more his military career had not always been so outstanding as commanding general of the department of the cumberland, 1861-1862, he feuded with the press, displayed emotional. If i had my choice i would kill every reporter in the world but i am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast -william sherman, major g. William t sherman's march to the sea was a defining time in the american civil war he's remembered in the south as a brutal proponent of total war. Sherman did not approve of slavery, specifically the splitting up of african american families, but he was much more interested in maintaining the preservation of the while traveling to chattanooga, general sherman departed memphis on a train that arrived at the battle of collierville, tenn, while the union garrison there.
Discover librarian-selected research resources on general william tecumseh sherman from the questia online library, including full-text online books william tecumseh sherman, 1820–91, union general in the american civil war, b william t sherman: a biography by robert p broadwater greenwood, 2013. William tecumseh sherman was a unionist general during the american civil war and possibly the most controversial by the time the american civil war ended in april 1865, sherman held one of the highest ranks in the us army and was feted in the north as a highly skilled tactician who had done a great deal to bring. Around 1868, sherman began to write a private recollection for his children about his life before the civil war, identified now as his unpublished autobiography, 1828–1861 this manuscript is held by the ohio historical society much of the material in it would eventually be.
William tecumseh sherman was a prominent nineteenth century military leader from ohio william t sherman was born on february 8, 1820, in lancaster, ohio during the late 1840s, he was stationed in california and helped californians secure their independence from mexico in the mexican-american war by 1850. He never commanded in a major union victory and his military career had repeated ups and downs, but william t sherman is the second best known of northern 1863) brigadier general, usa july 4, 1863) commanding army and department of the tennessee (october 24, 1863 - march 26, 1864) commanding military. General sherman's march to the sea in 1864 in which the union commander laid waste to the state of georgia useful structures, stole both needed goods and spoils(before the war was over), threaten the lives of people who were no threat to them(a life can be threatened by plunder and destruction. From respected historian john s d eisenhower comes a surprising portrait of william tecumseh sherman, the civil war general whose path of destruction cut the confederacy in two, broke the will of the southern population, and earned him a place in history as “the first modern general” yet behind his reputation as a.
The life and career of william tecumseh sherman william tecumseh sherman is considered one of the greatest civil war generals he fought for the union and led many battles sherman's father passed away in 1829 at that time, sherman lived with thomas ewing and became a member of his family he graduated. Sherman was also distantly related to the very powerful baldwin, hoar, and sherman families of united states politicians, and was said to be a great admirer of american founding father roger sherman portrait of a young william t sherman in military uniform senator ewing secured the.
William tecumseh sherman was a union general during the american civil war he led the atlanta campaign, and his “march to the sea” was extremely popular in the north and dealt a severe blow to the south sherman's carolinas campaign seized control of south carolina and north carolina and led to the official.
William tecumseh sherman had a lot in common with ulysses s grant like grant, he was born in ohio like grant, he graduated from the military academy at west point like grant, he failed as a businessman like grant, he was criticized as an incompetent officer and like grant, he became a fierce, uncompromising. Us gen william t sherman william tecumseh sherman is one of the most famous generals in history, and one of the most hated in the south the son of an ohio supreme court justice, sherman was born in lancaster, ohio, orphaned at nine and raised by a wealthy friend of his father's, sen thomas ewing, sr (his. Mcdonoughadroitly weaves his prodigious knowledge of civil war-era america into this behemoth biography as he brilliantly captures gen sherman's personality an exhaustive biography told with considerable narrative skill superbly researched and richly detailed, james mcdonough's william tecumseh sherman. A major new biography of one of america's most storied military figures general sherman's 1864 burning of atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader yet sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal james lee mcdonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that.