William T. Sherman

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| caption = Gen. William T. Sherman, ca. 1860-ca. 1865
<p>William Tecumseh Sherman was a prominent nineteenth century military leader from Ohio. </p>
<p>William T. Sherman was born on February 8, 1820, in Lancaster, Ohio. His younger brother was John Sherman who later became a United States Senator. He was named after Tecumseh, the famous Shawnee leader. Sherman's father died in 1829. Sherman's mother could not take care of all of her children and had several of them adopted into other families. Thomas Ewing, a neighbor and close family friend, raised William Sherman as a foster son. </p>