Sherman, William T. 2018-01-13T21:15:32+00:00
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William T. Sherman was key to the Union’s victory in the Civil War.

William T. Sherman

(February 8, 1820–February 14, 1891)

Celebrated in the North and reviled in the South, William Tecumseh Sherman was a prominent Union general during the American Civil War. An accomplished soldier and able leader, Sherman is best remembered for his "scorched earth" tactics during the Atlanta, Savannah, and Carolina campaigns, which left a swath of destruction across the South during the latter part of the war.

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  • Article Title William T. Sherman
  • Coverage February 8, 1820–February 14, 1891
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  • Website Name American History Central
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  • Access Date February 20, 2018
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
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  • Date of Last Update January 13, 2018