William Tecumseh Sherman


William Tecumseh Sherman
noun
United States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West; he captured Atlanta and led a destructive march to the sea that cut the Confederacy in two (1820-1891)
Syn: ↑Sherman
Instance Hypernyms: ↑general, ↑full general

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William Tecumseh Sherman [William Tecumseh Sherman]
(1820–91) a US military leader during the Civil War. General Sherman commanded the US Army in the West (1864–5). He is best remembered for his march through ↑Georgia with 60 000 soldiers, destroying anything that might be useful to the South in the war, including military equipment, factories, railways, homes and farm animals. After the war, in 1879, he made his famous statement that ‘War is hell’.

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