William Tecumseh Sherman
Nickname "Cump", "Uncle Billy" (by his troops)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1840–1853, 1861–1884
Rank Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major general (American Civil War)
Us army general insignia 1872.png General of the Army of the United States (post-bellum)
Commands held XV Corps (1863)
Army of the Tennessee (1863–1864)
Military Division of the Mississippi (1864–1865)
Department of the Missouri (1866–1869)
Commanding General of the United States Army (March 8, 1869 – November 1, 1883)

American Civil War

  • First Battle of Bull Run
  • Battle of Shiloh
  • Vicksburg Campaign
  • Jackson Expedition
  • Chattanooga Campaign
  • Meridian Campaign
  • Atlanta Campaign
  • Savannah Campaign (March to the Sea)
  • Carolinas Campaign
Awards Thanks of Congress1864 and 1865
Other work Bank manager, lawyer, college superintendent, streetcar executive

William Tecumseh Sherman was born 6 February 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, United States to Charles Robert Sherman (1788-1829) and Mary Hoyt (1787-1852) and died 14 February 1891 New York City, New York, United States of pneumonia. He married Eleanor Boyle Ewing (1824-1888) 1 May 1850 in Washington, D.C., United States.


Offspring of William Tecumseh Sherman and Eleanor Boyle Ewing (1824-1888)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Maria Ewing Sherman (1851-1913)
Mary Elizabeth Sherman (1852-1925)
William Tecumseh Sherman (1854-1863)
Thomas Ewing Sherman (1856-1933)
Eleanor Mary Sherman (1859-1915)
Rachel Ewing Sherman (1861-1919)
Charles Celestine Sherman (1864-1864)
Philemon Tecumseh Sherman (1867-1941)

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