William tecumseh sherman civil war general

They are not going to let this country be destroyed without a mighty effort to save it In March, Halleck's command was redesignated the Department of the Mississippi and enlarged to unify command in the West.

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Sherman remained his post until stepping down on November 1, and being replaced by Civil War colleague, General Philip Sheridan.

On the morning of April 6,the Confederates struck with Hell's own fury. Though a conservative on slavery, he was a strong supporter of the Union. Only in your spirit and determination are you prepared for war.

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Then, as now, neatness in dress and form, with a strict conformity to the rules, were the qualifications required for office, and I suppose I was found not to excel in any of these. He returned to San Francisco at a time of great turmoil in the West. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr.

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Cutting loose from his supply lines, he had his men live off the land, seizing food and mounts from the local populations as they passed.

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William T. Sherman