★★★ Sherman, William Tecumseh

William Tecumseh Sherman

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Born:
February 8, 1820

Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio

Father: Charles Robert Sherman 1788 – 1829
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio)​

Mother: Mary Hoyt 1787 – 1852
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio)​

Wife: Eleanor Boyle “Ellen” Ewing 1824 – 1888
(Buried: Cavalry Cemetery and Mausoleum, St. Louis, Missouri)​

Married: May 1, 1850 in Washington, D.C. at Blair House

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Children:


Maria Ewing “Minnie” Sherman Fitch 1851 – 1913​
(Buried: Cavalry Cemetery and Mausoleum, St. Louis, Missouri)​
Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sherman 1852 – 1925​
(Buried: Cavalry Cemetery and Mausoleum, St. Louis, Missouri)​
William Tecumseh “Willie” Sherman 1854 – 1863​
(Buried: Cavalry Cemetery and Mausoleum, St. Louis, Missouri)​
Rev. Thomas Ewing Sherman 1856 – 1933​
(Buried: Jesuit Cemetery, Grand Coteau, Louisiana)​
Eleanor Mary Sherman Thackara 1859 – 1915​
Rachel Ewing “Rachey” Sherman Thorndike 1861 – 1919​
(Buried: Central Cemetery, Beverly, Massachusetts)​
Charles Celestine Sherman 1864 – 1864​
(Buried: Cavalry Cemetery and Mausoleum, St. Louis, Missouri)​
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Philemon Tecumseh Sherman 1867 – 1941​
(Buried: Cavalry Cemetery and Mausoleum, St. Louis, Missouri)​

Education:

1840: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (6th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1840 – 1841: 2nd Lt. United States Army 3rd Artillery​
1841 – 1850: 1st Lt. United States Army 3rd Artillery​
1848: Brevetted Captain for Service in California during Mexican War​
1850 – 1853: Captain and Commissary Officer in United States Army​
1853: Resigned from United States Army on September 6th
1853 – 1857: Banker in San Francisco, California​
1856: Major General of California State Militia​
1857: Banker in New York City, New York​
1858 – 1859: Attorney in Leavenworth, Kansas​
1859 – 1861: Superintendent of Louisiana State Seminary​
1861: President of Fifth Street Railroad in St. Louis, Missouri​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Colonel of United States Army, 13th Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1861: Brigade Commander at First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1861: Served in Union Army Department of the Missouri​
1861 – 1862: Commander of Camp of Instruction in St. Louis, Mo.​
1862: Commander of the District of Paducah, Kentucky​
1862: Aided in sending troops to capture of Fort Donelson, TN.​
1862: Division Commander during Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862 – 1864: Major General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1862: Served in the Siege of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862: Commander of Union Army District of Memphis, Tennessee​
1863 – 1864: Commander of 15th Army Corps Union Army​
1863: Served in the Expedition to Arkansas Post​
1863: Served in the Seizure of Walnut Hills, Mississippi​
1863: Served in the Vicksburg, Mississippi Campaign​
1863 – 1864: Brigadier General of United States Army​
1863: Commander of Expedition from the Big Black River​
1863: Union Army Commander First Battle of Collierville, TN.​
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1863 – 1864:
Commander Army of the Tennessee​
1863: Commander during the Chattanooga Campaign​
1864: Led Expedition to Meridian, Mississippi​
1864 – 1866: Major General of United States Army​
1864 – 1866: Commander of the Military Division of the Mississippi​
1864: Union Army Commander during the Atlanta, Georgia Campaign​
1864: Leader of Sherman’s March to the Sea in Georgia​
1864: Presented Savannah, Georgia to Lincoln as Christmas Gift​
1865: Union Army Commander of the Campaign for the Carolina’s​
1865: Received Surrender of General Joseph Johnston in Durham, N.C.​

Occupation after War:
1864 – 1866: Major General of United States Army​
1866 – 1869: Lt. General of United States Army​
1866: Member of Board for Brevets Recommendations​
1866 – 1869: Commander of U.S. Army Division of the Missouri​
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1867 – 1868:
Member of Board to examine Proposed Army Regulation​
1869 – 1884: General of United States Army​
1869 – 1883: Commanding General of United States Army​
1874: President of Howard Court of Inquiry​
1875: One of the First Civil War Generals to publish a memoir​
1877: Inspection Tour on Yellowstone River in Montana Territory​
1879: Speaker at Michigan Military Academy Graduation​
1881: Helped establish Command School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​
1884: Refused to be a Candidate for Republican Nomination​
1884 – 1891: Devoted his life to theater and painting in New York City​
1888 – 1891: Member of Boone and Crockett Club​

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Died:
February 14, 1891

Time of Death: 1:50 PM

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Age at time of Death: 71 years old

Burial Place: Cavalry Cemetery and Mausoleum, St. Louis, Missouri

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unionblue

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To All of the Faithful,

We of the One True Shrine do hereby offer our thanks for the birthday of our Revered One!

A hundred candles burn bright and hot to honor Him of the One True Shrine!

We hereby instruct all of our followers in other approved minor houses to proclaim far and wide their intent to honor Him in similar fashion.

All Glory to the One and True Shrine!

(And watch out for those lose matches! We don't want another Atlanta on our hands.) :wink:

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To All of the Faithful,

We of the One True Shrine do hereby offer our thanks for the birthday of our Revered One!

A hundred candles burn bright and hot to honor Him of the One True Shrine!

We hereby instruct all of our followers in other approved minor houses to proclaim far and wide their intent to honor Him in similar fashion.

All Glory to the One and True Shrine!

(And watch out for those lose matches! We don't want another Atlanta on our hands.) :wink:

Signed Unionblue, Keeper of the One Truer Shrine!
Ever been to Lancaster, Unionblue? Nice town. Though I don't think Cump really cared for it.
 

TnFed

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Been there many times and even participated in a couple of reenactments there.

Visited the True One's home even.p
It's been a few years since I have been there. The last time I was there, one of the ladies who runs the tour was talking about his descendants. As you know his sons had no kids but the daughters did. She said one of the g grandsons lives in England. From what she says he is the spitting image of the White Tecumseh himself.
 
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