General Sherman

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Background info

Born: February 8, 1820, In Lancaster, OH

Died: February 14, 1891, in New York City, NY

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-William Tecumseh Sherman became one of the most widely renowned of the union's military leaders next to U.S. Grant

-Graduated sixth in the class of 1840 at United States Military Academy

-Had 8 kids

Role in the civil war

- Supported the union

- Was a U.S. Civil War Union Army leader know for "Sherman's march," in which he and his troops laid waste to the south

- Was a general for the union

- Shermans march was his impact on the civil war

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Fun facts

- He married his foster sister, Ellen Boyle Ewing

- He played a role in triggering the california gold rush

- He had a rocky career in business

- He cut off all lines of communication during the march to the sea