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William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman

Hated across the South but a hero to the North, William Tecumseh Sherman captured Atlanta in record time and lay waste to the Georgia and South Carolina countryside on his 1864 “March to the Sea.” A failed banker, he re-entered the military in 1861 under a personal cloud dispelled only by victories at Shiloh and Fredericksburg. His success helped re-elect Lincoln; when Grant entered the White House, he kept his friend in charge of the army.

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