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Major General
William T. Sherman
Basic Information
Born February 8, 1820
Lancaster, Ohio
Died February 14, 1891
New York City
Buried at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Spouse Eleanor Boyle Ewing (8 children)
Alma Mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of Service 1840–1853, 1861–1884
Rank General insignia General of the Army

William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
United States Military Academy Cadet West Point, New York 1836 July 1, 1840
XV Corps (Union) Commanding General 1863 1863
Army of the Tennessee Commanding General October 24, 1863 March 26, 1864
Military Division of the Mississippi Commanding General March 18, 1864 August 6, 1866
Department of the Missouri Commanding General June 27, 1866 March 4, 1869
7th Commanding General, US Army Washington, D.C. March 8, 1869 November 1, 1883

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

1840 : United States Military Academy (8th class rank)

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
U.S. Military Academy
1836
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
July 1, 1840
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
November 30, 1841
O-3
Captain insignia
Brevet
Captain
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
May 30, 1848
Captain
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
September 27, 1850
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
May 14, 1861
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General July 4, 1863
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General August 12, 1864
O-9
Lieutenant General insignia
Lieutenant General July 25, 1866
O-10
General insignia
General of the Army March 4, 1869
Retired (by Operation of Law) February 8, 1884

Union Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General May 17, 1861
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General May 1, 1862

Awards and DecorationsEdit

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Battles/WarsEdit

  • Mexican-American War
  • American Civil War
    • First Battle of Bull Run
    • Battle of Shiloh
    • Vicksburg Campaign
    • Jackson Expedition
    • Chattanooga Campaign
    • Meridian Campaign
    • Atlanta Campaign
    • Savannah Campaign (March to the Sea)
    • Carolinas Campaign

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