SHERMAN, William Tecumseh, General [1820-1891] -- American army commander
In 1861 he was appointed a colonel of infantry in the United States army and commanded a brigade at Bull Run. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and had command of the Kentucky department. He was made major-general; and in 1864 made one of the most famous military marches of modern times, going from Atlanta to Savannah, with sixty thousand men, which great enterprise soon brought the war to a conclusion. He was made brigadier-general in the United States army in 1863, major-general in 1864, lieutenant-general in 1866, and general-in-chief of the army in 1869. In 1869 he was appointed secretary of war. A Memoir of His Life and Campaign has been published; and also his The Military Lessons of the War. He died in 1891.
Sherman was an intelligent, aggressive, imaginative commander and administrator;
a consummate soldier, he worked constantly for the improvement of army
training and technology, prophesying a day when the development of
automatic weapons would shorten wars, because it would leave
"nobody to fight that long";
he is credited with the first application of the modern "total war"
concept in the U.S. during his Georgia campaign and has thereby garnered much criticism;
The last general-of-the-army until the rank was revived in December 1944 [for Eisenhower]. [Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography, 1995]
|First application of the modern "total war" concepts|
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- Works by
- Analyses, critiques and interpretations
- William Sherman Memoirs Sun Tzu The Art of War and Strategy Site by Sonshi.com.
- The Old Army General Sherman's last speech, delivered at the Press Club Dinner to H. M. Stanley, at Delmonico's, January 31 , and printed from manuscript dictated by General Sherman
- Letters of Two Brothers: Passages from the Correspondence of General and Senator Sherman Serialized in The Century, a popular quarterly, from March 1893 to
- His 1872 Tour of Europe Extracts of his diary, serialized in The Century, a popular quarterly
- Works about
- Specific periods, events, aspects
- San Francisco 1847-1857
- The Civil War Years
- Atlanta Campaign (Summer 1864) A distinct event from the March to the Sea
- March to the Sea
- William Tecumseh Sherman and His March To the SeaWilliam Tecumseh Sherman was born on May 8 in a very hard to read format!
- The Fortresses of Savannah by Jim Byous. Savannah was the terminus of the March to the Sea.
- Sherman as a Strategist Personal Recollections of Distinguished Generals, By William F. G. Shanks; New York 1866; pp.17-57 (Chapter I)
- Sherman Watching the Capture of Fort McAllister The pictorial book of anecdotes and incidents of the war of the rebellion, civil, military, naval and domestic, Devens, Richard Miller; Hartford, 1867; pp.295ff
- Sketch of Major-General Sherman in The history of the civil war in the United States, Smucker, Samuel M. (Samuel Mosheim), 1823-1863; Chicago 1865; pp.693ff. Numerous references in this work. Use the MOA search.
- Policy in the West
- General Sherman's Georgia Romance
- William Tecumseh Sherman Biography
- General William Tecumseh Sherman The Army Historical Foundation
- Lycos Search Results: web results for william tecumseh sherman
- Journals: Century (1881 - 1899) By E. V. Smalley, in The Century 27:450ff (Jan 1884)
- William Tecumseh Sherman Portrait gallery of eminent men and women of Europe and America ... With biographies. By Evert A. Duyckinck ...
- Specific periods, events, aspects
- Notre Dame Archives Inventory: MSHR William Tecumseh Sherman Family Papers
- Memorials, tributes, shrines
- Bibliographies and Link Farms
An unusual number of these, reflecting the large number of published works on WTS.
- Books concerning William T. Sherman FCODL
- MO CIVIL WAR BOOKSTORE -- GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, COMPANION OF MOLLUS by MOLLUS, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Missouri Commandery
- William Tecumseh Sherman Recommended reading
- Bibliography of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman Compiled by the Museum of the City of San Francisco. From the California State Library System
- Civil War Union General William Tecumseh (Cump) Sherman
- Evisum.com The Educational Vortal Like a carpet sweeper: you never know what you'll find!
- Journals: North American Review (1815 - 1900) in Gilbert's Fables, by Thomas Commerford Martin: pp. 405-416 of The North American review / Volume 146, Issue 377, April, 1888. Publisher: