William Tecumseh Sherman
William Tecumseh Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on February 8, 1820. His father died while he was still young. William was then raised by family friend and neighbor, Thomas Ewing. William married Ewing's daughter, Ellen.
Relationship to U.S. Grant
March to the Sea
Sherman had many careers aside from serving in the army. He was a bank partner, the Superintendent at the Louisiana State Seminary and Military Academy, and president of the Fifth Street Railroad. He retired in 1883 and died on February 14, 1891, in New York City.