William Tecumseh Sherman American General Civil War

"War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, The sooner it will be over."

General William Tecumseh Sherman helped shaped American History by changing the course of the Civil War through decisive action.

He spearheaded and won battles in Shiloh (1862), Chattanooga (1863), The Atlanta Campaign (1864), March to the Sea (1864) and Bentonville (1865).

He created a lasting relationship with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant after sewing under him in Shiloh.

He gave encouragement and supported Grant throughout the War.

Sherman believed in waging an economic and psychological war known as Total War. This was in order to weaken the South thru its population.

He believed in Total War because he had an idea that thru this concept and strategy the war would end sooner and would save more lives.

After the war, he was given command of the Army and wage an unsuccessful campaign against the Native American Resistance.