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  • Sherman's March Through Georgia And South Carolina
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    Your Name Teacher Name Class and Section Date Ethics of Sherman's March General William Techumseh Sherman's March through Georgia and South Carolina was the turning point in the American Civil War. After heavy fighting in Tennessee and Kentucky General Sherman requested permission to take a large force of men on a campaign to the Atlantic Ocean through North and South Carolina, Georgia, then turning North back through the Carolinas and Virginia. The goal of the campaign was to divide the Confede...
  • General Sherman And His Army
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    END OF A TRAGEDY THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding the end of the American Civil War. This war was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. The American Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life. In this document, I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield in the closing days of the conflict. Also, reference will be made to the leading men behind the Union and Confe...
  • Sherman And His Army
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    William Tecumseh Sherman was born on May 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was educated at the U.S. Military Academy and later went on to become a Union General in the U.S. civil war. Sherman resigned from the army in 1853 and became a partner in a banking firm in San Francisco. He became the president of the Military College in Louisiana (now Louisiana state University) from 1859-1861. Sherman offered his services at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 and was put in command of a volunteer infan...
  • Major General William Tecumseh Sherman
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    Shermans March In November of 1864, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman cut a 300-mile long, 60-mile wide corridor of destruction across the Confederate State of Georgia. He burned every thing in his path. He torched plantations, bridges, crops, factories, and mills. The goal of this war of attrition was to stop the heart of the Confederacy. By all accounts this campaign was very successful. Shermans campaign raised many questions. First, what did Sherman think off his march Did he see it as ...
  • William Sherman
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    William Sherman How would you feel if your brother came into your room and transformed it into a junkyard? You would probably have the same feelings of the civilians in Georgia when William Sherman came across their land. William Sherman was hated by most Southerners and favored by many generals from the North because if his brilliant war tactic. William Sherman was born on May 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. But according to the American History Encyclopedia, he was born on February 8 of that year....
  • President In 1869 Sherman
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    Sherman was on of the greatest Union commanders in the Civil War. He was a graduate from West Point in 1840. Sherman's first action in the Civil War happened when he led a brigade at the First Bull Run in July of 1861. After that he was given command of the Union forces assigned to hold Kentucky in the Union. When he was there in late 1861 he suffered form a mild nervous breakdown from all the pressure he was getting from Washington and the press. After he recovered form the nervous breakdown he...
  • Sherman Of His Command And Sherman
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    William Tecumseh Sherman If the question was asked, "Who was and still is the most hated and despised man in the history of the South" the response would be William Tecumseh Sherman. From the onset of hostilities in the Atlanta Campaign on May 6, 1864 and the march to the Sea ending two days before Christmas 1864 with him capturing Savannah, no one created more destruction. As a result of his successful campaign in Georgia, the Confederacy was split in two and deprived of much needed supplies, e...
  • Sherman And Grant
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    General Shermans Views on Modern War The Civil War was a war of great bloodshed and a war in which brothers fought against brothers and neighbors against neighbors. The war caused many devastating tragedies and affected many people in many different ways, but one man stood out amongst the rest in this civil unrest. This man was General Cup Sherman. General Sherman at the time of his home state of Louisiana's secession from the Union was a proslavery and negro phobic white man who found great dis...
  • Sherman's Army
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    William Tecumseh Sherman William Tecumseh Sherman was born on February 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was given his middle name after the Shawnee chief Tecumseh. Tecumseh had tried to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American forces on their land in the first decade of the nineteenth century. These attempts were unsuccessful though. In 1829, when Sherman was nine his father passed away so he went to live with a family friend, Thomas Ewing. Ewing was a influential Missouri politi...
  • Johnstons Personality And His Arguments With Davis
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    Joseph Johnston was a Confederate general and American army officer. Johnston was born in Farmville, Va., on February 3, l 807. Johnston was often recognized for his defensive abilities but criticized for being overly cautious. He was often wounded and known for his bravery in the Seminole and Mexican wars. He was looked down on as an able officer and became the quartermaster general of the army. In April of l 86 l, Joseph Johnston followed his state into the Confederacy and was appointed a gene...
  • General William T Sherman
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    Tony Coleman HIST 2010 R 53 Instructor: Jim Kelly 7 April 2005 General William Tecumseh Sherman; Hero, Criminal and Terrorist It is said, "The victor writes history". In no case is this better illustrated than that of William Tecumseh Sherman. In most history books Sherman is touted as nothing less than a hero. It is often said he was the first modern general because of his use of total war. To many in the southern United States, Sherman was no hero. In the State of Georgia, many people even in ...

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