The William Tecumseh Sherman Historical Marker.
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William Tecumseh Sherman Historical Marker


Lancaster’s 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.

Marker Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, Sherman House Museum, Fairfield Heritage Association, Veteran Park, and The Ohio Historical Society

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