scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,312
William Tecumseh Sherman William Tecumseh Sherman was born on February 8 1820 in Lancaster Ohio He was given his middle name after the Shawnee chief Tecumseh Tecumseh had tried to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American forces on their land in the first decade of the nineteenth century These attempts were unsuccessful though In 1829 when Sherman was nine his father passed away so he went to live with a family friend Thomas Ewing Ewing was a influential Missouri politician His other 10 siblings were distributed among the relatives and friends of the family After he attended the academy at Lancaster Sherman entered West Point Military Academy He graduated from West Point in 1840 in the top six of his class During the Mexican War he saw service in California and for his meritorious service he received a brevet He then left California and served as an officer in the commissary department of the army but then resigned from the army in 1853 He resigned in order to pursue a business legal and educational career Sherman rejoined the army in May 1861 after Louisiana seceded from the Union and the Civil War broke out He was commissioned a colonel of volunteers and commanded a brigade in the first battle of Bull Run on July 21 1861 Later that year in September he was given command of the Kentucky Army and the Department of the Ohio River After given this command he reported that he would need 200000 men to carry out a successful campaign in that region The press said that Sherman was crazy and timed proved them right Sherman frequently fought with the press and Lincoln scorned him for this After Sherman went through a nervous breakdown he was sent to a post in Missouri At the Battle of Shiloh on April 6 1862 Sherman was in the middle of a great fight For his services there he
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA