AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FACTS

General Sherman Facts

Photo of General Sherman in uniform
General William Tecumseh Sherman

Introduction -General Sherman

In Washington, D.C. on May 24, 1865 some 60,000 Union soldiers are marching in parade during a Grand Review of the Armies to celebrate victory in the American Civil War. The Union Army has just accepted the surrender of the main Confederate armies. Leading the precession is General William Tecumseh Sherman. On this page we list interesting facts about this great Union General who survived a mental breakdown to become who many consider the best Union commander besides Ulysses S. Grant. How did he become so famous? Where did he fight? When did he become a General? All these questions and more are answered in the information below.

General Sherman Interesting Facts

General Sherman Civil War Facts