Sherman statue bust.
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Sherman Statue in Lancaster


Lancaster’s native son, William Tecumseh Sherman, was a 4-star army general who many believe to be a military genius. He played a major role in the Civil War as a strategist who revolutionized war by incorporating psychological and economic warfare into his military tactics. He is probably best known for leading the “March to the Sea” through the South. Years after the war he famously declared “War is Hell”.

In historic downtown Lancaster, there is Veterans Square dedicated to the veterans of all wars. The area prominently features a bronze statue of Sherman. The statue was erected in July 2000, as a Bicentennial project. Mike Major, a sculptor from Urbana, took two years to complete the statue.

Sherman Trail: A tribute to Lancaster’s native son, 4-star general and military genius: William Sherman. The bronze statue was sculpted by Urbana artist Michael Major. It stands 7-feet tall and weighs approximately 850 pounds. The statue was unveiled on Sunday, July 2, 2000. It stands in Veteran’s Square and is dedicated to all veterans of all wars.

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