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William Tecumseh Sherman

 
 
William Tecumseh Sherman Marker, Side One image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
1. William Tecumseh Sherman Marker, Side One
Inscription. Lancasterís 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.”

Military Appointments
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
1869 — General, U. S. Army
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial
William Tecumseh Sherman Marker, Side Two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
2. William Tecumseh Sherman Marker, Side Two
Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, Sherman House Museum, Fairfield Heritage Association, Veteran Park, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
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.
 
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); Lancasterís Richard Outcault
William Tecumseh Sherman Marker and Nearby Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
3. William Tecumseh Sherman Marker and Nearby Monument
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (about 500 feet away); The Original Lancaster Methodist's Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Church Centennial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–1891). (Submitted on July 27, 2008.)
2. William T. Sherman in San Francisco. (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 unnecessary and cruel; and that the March was successful only due to a lack of organized opposition. For Sherman—the
Cannon Presented By Sherman in 1882 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
4. Cannon Presented By Sherman in 1882
Plaque reads, “Dedicated to the memory of Lancasterís most illustrious soldier, General William Tecumseh Sherman, November 11, 1967, by The American Legion Post 11; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1380; Disabled American Veterans Chapter 40; The General Sherman Chapter of the Civil War Roundtable; Fairfield Heritage Association.

“As permanent custodian, this cannon was presented to the Ben Butterfield Post of the Grand Army of the Republic by General Sherman in 1882.”
man who said, ĎWar is all Hellí—his style of warfare was a military issue, not a moral one: ĎThis may seem a hard species of warfare, but it brings the sad realities of war home to those who have been directly or indirectly instrumental in involving us in its attendant calamities,í he said. For Sherman it was a type of rear attack, not on the army of the enemy but the people of the enemy. ” (Submitted on July 27, 2008.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,149 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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