Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
William Tecumseh Sherman
Lancaster’s native son, Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, was a four star military genius. He played a major role in the Union victory during the Civil War as a brilliant commander and grand strategist who revolutionized war by incorporating psychological and economic warfare into his military tactics, culminating with the famous “March to the Sea” through Georgia. In retrospect, he declared “War is Hell.” Honoring an allegiance to the United States Constitution, he fought to preserve the Union. His self-written epitaph was “Faithful and Honorable.”
1840 — Second Lieutenant. West Point graduate
1841 — First Lieutenant
1861 — Colonel of the Thirteenth U. S. Infantry
1861 — Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers
1862 — Major General, U. S. Volunteers
1863 — Brigadier General, U. S. Army
1864 — Major General, U. S. Army
1866 — Lieutenant General, U. S. Army
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, Sherman House Museum, Fairfield Heritage Association, Veteran Park, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-23.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 39° 42.846′ N, 82° 36.138′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is on North Broad Street south of Main Street (U.S. 22). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 N Broad, Lancaster OH 43130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General 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); City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fairfield Building (about 300 feet away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); Lancaster’s Richard Outcault (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . .
1. William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–1891). Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War website entry (Submitted on July 27, 2008.)
2. William T. Sherman in San Francisco. The Museum of the City of San Francisco website entry (Submitted on July 27, 2008.)
3. U.S. Gen. William T. Sherman & Sherman's March To The Sea. From The Civil War in Georgia, An Illustrated Travelers Guide by Richard J. Lenz.
“Popularized in song and verse, an abundance of material exists on the March, written mostly from the Northern point of view. Northerners believe it was bold and effective stroke against the Southern foe; Southerners believed his destruction of private property was (Submitted on July 27, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,480 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on June 27, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.