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					William T. Sherman
Back ground
       Born on February 8, 1820,
        in New York and died on
        February 14, 1891.
       American soldier,
        educator, author.
       10 siblings
       General in Union army
       Know for superb military
        strategy
Role in war
       Sherman conducted total
        war meaning that he did
        and destroyed everything
        he could in order to win the
        war.
       Destroyed railroads and
        all available recourses.
       Helped lackluster
        military of the Union to
        flourish.
                            Impact on war
   Sherman became the Union
    military commander of the western
    theater in 1864. He led his troops on
    a march south to capture the city of
    Atlanta, Georgia.
   During this march, Sherman and
    his men burned and destroyed
    everything they could. All armies
    in the Carolinas, Georgia and
    Florida surrendered to him in 1965
    drawing attention to the
    Confederacy’s inability to fight
    much longer, helping the Union
    win the Civil War.

				
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