William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman (HM65C)

Location: Lancaster, OH 43130 Fairfield County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 42.846', W 82° 36.138'

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Lancaster's native son, Civil War General WilliamTecumseh Sherman, was a four star militarygenius. He played a major role in the Unionvictory during the Civil War as a brilliant commanderand grand strategist who revolutionized war byincorporating psychological and economic warfareinto his military tactics, culminating with thefamous "March to the Sea" through Georgia. Inretrospect, he declared "War is Hell." Honoringan 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
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Details
HM NumberHM65C
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number6-23
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, Sherman House Museum, Fairfield Heritage Association, Veteran Park, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 362656 N 4397253
Decimal Degrees39.71410000, -82.60230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.846', W 82° 36.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 50.76" N, 82° 36' 8.28" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 N Broad St, Lancaster OH 43130, US
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