Sherman William Tecumseh
William Tecumseh Sherman
photographed in the 1860s
Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1891.
American Union general. Appointed commander of all Union troops in the West (1864), he captured Atlanta (1864) and led the destructive "March to the Sea," which effectively cut the Confederacy in two.
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