General William Tecumseh Sherman
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 41.913 W 090° 14.216
15S E 740291 N 4286949
Gravesite of a famous and some would say infamous Civil War Union general.
Waymark Code: WMA3C
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 04/08/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member treasure_hunter
Views: 169

General William Tecumseh Sherman

"William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. He served as a general in the United States Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), receiving both recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy, and criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies he implemented in conducting total war against the enemy. Military historian Basil Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general."

Sherman served under General Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 and 1863 during the campaigns that led to the fall of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River and culminated with the routing of the Confederate armies in the state of Tennessee. In 1864, Sherman succeeded Grant as the Union commander in the western theater of the war. He proceeded to lead his troops to the capture of the city of Atlanta. His subsequent march through Georgia and the Carolinas further undermined the Confederacy's ability to continue fighting. He accepted the surrender of all the Confederate armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida in April 1865.

After the Civil War, Sherman became commanding general of the army (1869–83). As such, he was responsible for the conduct of the Indian Wars in the western United States. He steadfastly refused to be drawn into politics and in 1875 published his Memoirs, one of the best-known firsthand accounts of the Civil War." ~ from Wikipedia



General Sherman's and Son "Willie's" Gravestones

Civil War Union General

Date of birth: 02/08/1820

Date of death: 02/14/1891

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 365 days a year

Fee required?: Yes

Web site: [Web Link]

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