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William Tecumseh Sherman. By: Sean Mooney. Early Life. B orn February 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was one of eleven children born to Charles and Mary Sherman. At age 9 William’s father died and William had to be given to his neighbor Thomas Ewing. Schooling.

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early life
Early Life
  • Born February 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio.
  • He was one of eleven children born to Charles and Mary Sherman.
  • At age 9 William’s father died and William had to be given to his neighbor Thomas Ewing.
schooling
Schooling
  • William attended the United States Military Academy at West point at age 16.
  • At the Academy he was very good at his academics but failed to honor the demerit system.
  • He dropped in class rank from four to six because his average demerits per year were around one hundred and fifty.
after college
After College
  • After his schooling William married his long life friend Ellen Ewing.
  • He served in the Seminole War, and after becoming a captain resigned to become a broker in California.
  • After being a broker he traveled to Kansas and practiced law.
  • He was then made the superintendent of a military academy in Louisiana, but resigned from that job after Louisiana succeeded.
  • Before the Civil War broke out he was made a colonel in the U.S. infantry.
the civil war
The Civil War
  • He began the war by commanding a brigade at the battle of Bull Run.
  • After his actions there he was promoted to Brigadier General.
  • Next he took over the command of the department of Kentucky.
  • He was asked by the Secretary of War how many men he needed to finish war in Kentucky.
  • His response was a little outrageous for the secretary and he thought Sherman was crazy.
  • He was removed of his duties afterwards.