William Tecumseh Sherman

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William Tecumseh Sherman, known for his ferocity and unrelenting determination in battle, famously organized and led an offensive military campaign that brought the South to its knees and the Civil War to an end. Orphaned as a child and pushed into attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Sherman attempted to live a civilian life but was drawn back to the army when the Southern states seceded from the Union. He began the war as a colonel, commanding his own brigade, but was plagued by anxiety and ...

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Overview

William Tecumseh Sherman, known for his ferocity and unrelenting determination in battle, famously organized and led an offensive military campaign that brought the South to its knees and the Civil War to an end. Orphaned as a child and pushed into attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Sherman attempted to live a civilian life but was drawn back to the army when the Southern states seceded from the Union. He began the war as a colonel, commanding his own brigade, but was plagued by anxiety and insecurity. Slowly, Sherman rebuilt his reputation and was promoted to general after serving alongside Ulysses S. Grant in the Battle of Shiloh. Convinced the Confederacy would not fall unless the war was brought to their doorstep, Sherman developed his brutal "March to the Sea" campaign to destroy and demoralize the South. In William Tecumseh Sherman, explore the life of the Civil War leader who left much of the South in smoldering ruins.

From ex-slaves and abolitionists to military leaders and presidents, Leaders of the Civil War Era presents a full picture of some of the most important figures who lived during this tumultuous time in U.S. history. Each volume is a key resource for students and general readers who want to know more about the people who shaped our country into what it is today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604133004
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Leaders of the Civil War Era Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Hard War 7

2 Cump 13

3 From Coast to Coast 24

4 Juggling Family and Finances 44

5 Back in Uniform 71

6 Turning Points 87

7 The Fight for Mississippi 100

8 March to the Sea 111

9 Years of Peace 124

Chronology 133

Timeline 134

Glossary 138

Bibliography 140

Further Resources 142

Picture Credits 144

Index 145

About the Author 149

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