January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, US History, Revolution And Post-Independence (1775-1820), War Of 1812
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William T. Sherman A great union general! By: Cory J. and Dallas K.

The Younger Years • Born in Lancaster Ohio, on February 8, 1820 • He was named after a Native-American leader who allied himself with the British in the war of 1812. • One visitor to there home asked why his father named him after an enemy of the USA. • The answer was simple “ Tecumseh was a great warrior.” • His nickname was Chump.

His surroundings • William’s father, Charles Sherman, was a lawyer, a judge, a tax collector, and elected for Ohio Supreme Court. • His town had a jail, a courthouse, a gunsmith, and a maker of spinning wheels. • He lived in a two-story house. • He had two brothers, and three sisters. • They had neighbors. They were the Ewing’s • They played games like: Skating on Neibling’s pond, hunting rabbits, raising watermelons, caring for chickens, and making running and jumping games.

His New Life • William’s father died when he was ten. • When his father died his mother could not support their family so they had to get rid of some of the kids. • The Ewing’s took William as there own.

The Teen Years • Chump got his first job when he was fourteen. • Chump wasn’t very interested in West Point he never thought of becoming a soldier. • Chump didn’t like guns, except his rifles to hunt rabbits and squirrels. • Chump signed up for an eight year term at West Point. Four years as a student, and four years in Military Service. • Chump left for West Point at the age of sixteen in May, 1836.

Chumps war life • Chump had a great war life. • Chump was considered brutal in war. • Chump once said, “War is cruelty, and you can not refine it.” • Chump fought in the Battle of Shiloh. • Chump was also in the Mexican war. • In the civil war Chump was for the North.

His Older Life, and Death • • • • • • • • • •

Sherman was a “ Union General.” William was best known for the “ March to Sea.” He promised to make the Georgia howl. Tecumseh was a large part in the Anaconda Plan. The Confederacy hated him with passion. He was a big failure in civilian life. Sherman was a hero in the north. People wanted him to run for president. His men were to make “ neckties” out of railroad tracks. He died of pneumonia at the age of 71.

Credits • Dallas Rene’ Knight • Corey Bernard’ Jones



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