Friday, July 8, 2011


William Tecumseh Sherman
Union Army general

Born: February 8, 1820 (Lancaster, OH)
Died: February 14, 1891 (New York City)
Buried: Calvary Cemetery (St. Louis, MO)

West Point: 1836-1840 (sixth in his class—reduced from fourth because of voluminous demerits)

Battles & Campaigns

Second Seminole War
1st Bull Run
Jackson (MS) Expedition
Chattanooga (TN) Campaign
Meridian (MS) Campaign
Atlanta Campaign
Savannah (GA) Campaign
Carolina Campaign

Commander of U.S. Army: 1869-1883.

Books about General Sherman:

Bailey, Anne J. War and Ruin: William T. Sherman and the Savannah Campaign. Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 2003. ST-973.7378

Caudill, Edward, and Paul Ashdown. Sherman's March in Myth and Memory. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008. HG-973.7378

Davis, Stephen. Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston, and the Yankee Heavy Battalions. Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 2001. ST-973.7371

Dugard, Martin. The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. New York: Little, Brown and Co, 2008. HG-973.620922

Fellman, Michael. Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman. New York: Random House, 1995. ST-B SHERMAN

Flood, Charles B. Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. ST, BU-973.738

Hanson, Victor D. The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny. New York, NY: Free Press, 1999. ST-355.009

Sherman, William T, Brooks D. Simpson, and Jean V. Berlin. Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence of William T. Sherman, 1860-1865. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. ST-973.7092

Simms, William G, and David Aiken. A City Laid Waste: The Capture, Sack, and Destruction of the City of Columbia. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2005. HG-973.738

Trudeau, Noah A. Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea. New York: Harper, 2008. ST,BU-973.7378

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