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William Tecumseh Sherman

(1820-1891)

  • Graduated sixth in class from West Point in 1840
  • Operated law firm in Leavenworth in 1858
  • General commander of U.S. Army during Civil War
  • His "march to the sea" burned Atlanta and destroyed farmland
  • Directed military campaigns to stop Indian resistance across plains

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