Biography of William Tecumseh Sherman


Sherman, William Tecumseh. Born in 1820. American general. Served with distinction in California and, having in the interval been occupied in various pursuits, commanded a brigade at Bull Run (July 21, 1861), as wounded at Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862), and having led the expedition against Vicksburg, Sherman took Arkansas Post at the head of the 15th Corps. He commanded the left wing at Chattanooga (November 23-25, 1863), and was soon after made head of the army of the Tennessee. Sherman was repulsed by Johnston at Kenesaw Mountain (June 27, 1864), but defeated his successor, Hood. Sherman is particularly noted for his capture of Atlanta and march across Georgia to the sea. Sherman died in 1891.