Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
General William Tecumseh Sherman
Commanding General of the United States Army, 1869–1883.
Birthplace, Lancaster, Ohio.
Location. 39° 42.847′ N, 82° 36.144′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is on North Broad Street north of Main Street (U.S. 22), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 N Broad, Lancaster OH 43130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Tecumseh Sherman (a few steps from this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); Fairfield County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lancaster’s Richard Outcault (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (about 600 feet away); The Original Lancaster Methodist's Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Church Centennial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
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1. Memoirs, by William T. Sherman. “United States Army General William Tecumseh Sherman was one of the American Civil War’s most successful and, to his enemies, notorious commanders. His decisive nature and sense of orderliness led him to the most extreme action against perceived foes, and to great kindness to open friends. His keen favor for Union law and order led him into direct conflict with the Seccesionists and Indians whom he saw as clear challenges to his sense of authority and order.
“This sense of fairness and order led to a degree of conflict which he had little difficulty harmonizing. In the postwar years, he truly grieved for the plight of the American Indians, yet he ruthlessly prosecuted campaigns against any of them who refused to accept Union law. His uncompromising nature certainly contributed to his greatest military successes, and his Civil War campaigns were closely scrutinized by the Prussian General Staff in the newly formed European state of Germany.” (Submitted on July 27, 2008.)
2. Old Photos, Art Work, and Music. YouTube video: Old photos and Art Work review Gen. William T. Sherman’s military life. Period music titled “Marching Through Georgia.” (Submitted on February 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Military • War, US Civil •
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