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William Tecumseh Sherman was one of the most famous military leaders of the Civil War, perhaps third after General Ulysses Grant and General Robert
Through much of the War, he was General Grant's most trusted subordinate. When Grant was promoted and took over the armies in the east, Sherman
was put in charge of those in the west. His famous "march through Georgia" had a lot to do with the Union win, and its successful
conclusion assured Lincoln's reelection, which had been very much in doubt.
Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891) Son of Charles Robert Sherman; adoptive son of Thomas Ewing; brother of John Sherman. Born in Lancaster,
Fairfield Co., OH, February 8, 1820. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Secretary
of War, 1869. Member, Loyal Legion. In 1864, he led Union troops who attacked and burned Atlanta, Georgia. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great
Americans in 1905. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 14, 1891. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
Grant and Sherman were great friends as well as military partners. They supported each other through tough times, both military and personal. Sherman
once said, "I supported Grant when he was drunk, and he supported me when I was crazy." Sherman was never "crazy" in the usual
sense, but he did suffer a severe depression which disabled him for a period of time.
Sherman was a distant cousin of Brigham Young through the Goddard line.
The following is from:
Johnson, Rossiter, ed., Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volumes I-X., (Boston, Suffolk Co., MA: The Biographical
SHERMAN, William Tecumseh, soldier, B>was born in Lancaster Co., OH, Feb. 8, 1820; son of Charles Robert and Mary (Hoyt) Sherman, grandson of
Taylor and Elizabeth (Stoddard) Sherman, and a descendant of Edmond Sherman who emigrated from Dedham, Essex county, England, and settled in Boston
prior to 1636. William was adopted by Thomas Ewing, on the death of his father in 1829, attended school at Lancaster, O., until 1836; was graduated
from the U.S. Military academy, and promoted 2d lieutenant, 3d artillery, July 1, 1840. He served in the Florida war with the Seminole Indians,
1840?42; was promoted 1st lieutenant, 3d artillery, Nov. 30, 1841, and was on garrison and recruiting duty, 1842?47. He was acting assistant
adjutant-general of the department of California, 1847?19, was brevetted captain, May 30, 1848, for services in California during the war with
Mexico; was aide-de-camp to Maj.-Gen. P. F. Smith, and acting assistant adjutant-general of the Pacific division with headquarters at San Francisco,
1849?50; was promoted captain of staff and commissary of subsistence, Sept. 27, 1850, was on commissary duty in St. Louis, Mo., and New Orleans, La.
1850?53, and resigned his commission, Sept. 6, 1853. He was married, May 1, 1850, to Ellen Boyle, daughter of Thomas and Ellen (Cox) Ewing of
Lancaster, O., and his son, Thomas Ewing Sherman, became a prominent Roman Catholic clergyman and served in the Spanish American war as chaplain of
the 4th Massachusetts volunteers. Captain Sherman after his resignation became a partner in the banking firm of Lucas, Turner and company at San
Francisco until 1857, when he was appointed agent of the St. Louis branch of the firm in New York, but the firm failed in the same year and he went
into law partnership with his brother-in-law, Thomas Ewing Jr., at Leavenworth, Kan. He was appointed superintendent of a military school at
Alexandria, La., in 1859; completed the building and opened the academy, Jan. 1, 1860. He was professor of engineering, architecture and drawing,
1859?61, and upon the secession of Louisiana he resigned his position and was appointed colonel of the 13th infantry, U.S.A., May 14, 1861, and
brigadier-general, U.S.V., May 17, 1861, and commanded the 3d brigade, 1st division under Brig.-Gen. Irvin McDowell in the first battle of Bull Run,
Sunday, July 21, 1861. He was engaged in reorganizing and drilling his scattered brigade and was assigned to duty under Gen. Robert Anderson, in the
department of the Cumberland, Aug. 28, 1861. He succeeded General Anderson in command of the department Oct. 8, 1861, and occupied Muldraugh Heights
for the purpose of defending Louisville, Ky., from a threatened attack by Col. S. B. Buckner, Sept.-Oct. 1861. He was on inspection duty and in
command of the camp of instruction at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 23, 1861, to Feb. 14, 1862; was in command of the district of Paducah,
Ky., February-March, 1862, where he was engaged in sending supplies and reinforcements to General Grant, operating in Tennessee; commanded the 5th
division, Army of the Tennessee, under Grant, at Shiloh, Tenn., where he was twice slightly wounded. When Grant returned to his headquarters [p.349]
at Savannah he left Sherman at Pittsburg Landing, authorizing him to assign the arriving regiments into brigades and divisions. He was promoted
major-general U.S.V. May 1, 1862; and commanded his division in the advance from Pittsburg Landing to Corinth, Miss., April 15?May 30, 1862. Under
orders from General Grant, he took command of the right wing of the 13th army corps, composed of all the troops at Memphis, and Gen. Frederick
Steele's division at Helena, Tenn., to co-öperate in the combined attack against Vicksburg. Grant's army was intercepted by Van Dorn at Holly
Springs, and Sherman, arriving at Chickasaw Bluffs, Dec. 27, 1862, and receiving no support, made an ineffectual attempt to capture the place, Jan.
3, 1863, and was repulsed with a heavy loss, returning to Millikens Bend, La. On Jan. 4, 1863, Gen. John A. McClernand, who was authorized by
Secretary Stanton to raise troops for an expedition into Mississippi, arrived at Millikens Bend and took command of the army which he divided into
two corps, the 13th and the 15th, and placed Sherman in command of the latter. On Jan. 11, 1863, the army assaulted and carried Fort Hindman
(Arkansas Post) taking about 5000 prisoners. When the Union forces were re-organized under General Grant, Dec. 18, 1862, Sherman was assigned to the
15th army corps. He was promoted brigadier-general U.S.A., July 4, 1863, and on July 11, he advanced toward Jackson, Miss., and shelled the town
until July 17, when it was discovered that the Confederates had evacuated. He commanded the expedition from the Big Black River to Chattanooga,
Tenn.; was assigned to the command of the Army of the Tennessee with headquarters in the field, Oct. 25, 1863, and formed the right wing of
Grant's army at the battle of Chattanooga, Nov. 23?25, 1863, and in the attack on Missionary Ridge and the pursuit of the Confederates to
Ringgold, Ga. He now marched with a portion of the Army of the Tennessee, and one corps of the Army of the Cumberland, toward Knoxville, Tenn., and
his approach compelled General Longstreet to raise the siege of that place Dec. 1, 1863. In January, 1864, he returned to Vicksburg and on Feb. 3,
1864, with about 20,000 men he marched toward Meridian, Miss., to destroy the Mobile and Ohio and the Jackson and Salina railroads. Failing to
receive reinforcements he abandoned the expedition and marched toward central Mississippi where his troops were transferred to Vicksburg and Memphis.
On March 12, 1864, he succeeded General Grant as commander of the military division of the Mississippi, embracing all the troops in the territory
west of the Alleghanies, and north of the Arkansas, and organized an army of 100,000 men at Nashville, for the spring campaign of 1864. His command
at Chattanooga was composed of the Army of the Cumberland under General Thomas, the Army of the Tennessee under General McPherson and the Army of the
Ohio under General Schofield, and he advanced on the Confederate army under General Joseph E. Johnston at Dalton. Johnston retreated to Kenesaw
Mountain and from there was driven south to Atlanta. Sherman made a direct attack on Atlanta, July 17, 1864, battles were fought at Peach Tree Creek
and at Ezra church, and on Sept. 1, 1864, Gen. John B. Hood, who had superseded General Johnston, evacuated Atlanta and moved upon Nashville, where
he was defeated by the army of the Cumberland under General Thomas. Sherman received the thanks of congress for his services in the Chattanooga
campaign, and was promoted major-general U. S. A., Aug. 12, 1864. He began his famous march from Atlanta to Savannah, Nov. 15, 1864, and the march to
the sea ended in the capture of Fort McAllister, and the siege and capture of Savannah, Dec. 21, 1864. It was resolved by congress Jan. 10, 1865.
"That the thanks of the people and of the congress of the United States are tendered to Major-General William T. Sherman, and to the officers
and men under him, for their gallantry and good conduct in their late campaign from Chattanooga to Atlanta and the march thence to Savannah
terminating in the capture of that city." He commanded the Federal forces composed of the armies of the Ohio, under Gen. John M. Schofield; the
Army of the Tennessee, under Gen. Oliver O. Howard and the Army of Georgia under Henry W. Slocum, in the campaign through the Carolinas, marching
from Savannah, Ga., to Bentonville, N. C., destroying all the railroads to the interior of South Carolina and receiving the surrender of General
Johnson's army at Durham Station, N.C., April 26, 1865. On April 28, 1865, he began his march to Washington, D. C., this being the last of his
great marches, which had covered in all 2,600 miles, and after passing in review before President Johnson and General Grant, May 24, 1865, the army
was disbanded. Sherman was promoted lieutenant-general, U.S. A., July 25, 1866; was in command of the military division of the Mississippi, with
headquarters at St. Louis, 1865?66, and of the military division of the Missouri, 1866?69. He was a member of the board to make recommendations for
brevets to general officers, March 14?24, 1866, and was detailed on a special mission to Mexico, November-December, 1866. When Grant became President
of the United States, Sherman succeeded him as general of the U.S. army, with headquarters at Washington, July 25, 1866. He made a tour of Egypt and
the East, 1871?72, and [p.350] retired from active service Feb. 8, 1884. In 1886 he removed to New York city. The honorary degree of LL.D. was
conferred on him by Dartmouth college in 1866, by Yale in 1876. and by the College of New Jersey in 1878. An equestrian statue in bronze by Carl Rohl
Smith was erected in 1902 in Washington, DC His statue by St. Gaudens was unveiled in New York city in 1903. He died in New York city, Feb. 14, 1891,
and was buried in Calvary cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
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9th President of the United States
(March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841)
He was the grandfather of President Benjamin Harrison.
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My most recent discovery, Valentine Cable a distant Uncle.
Descendants of Valentine Cable
Generation No. 1
1. VALENTINE4 CABLE (JOHN3, ANTHONY2, JOHN1) was born 1813 in North Carolina, and died 1888 in North Carolina. He married POLLY SUMMERS 06 Nov 1833 in
Orange, North Carolina. She was born 1813 in North Carolina.
More About VALENTINE CABLE:
Residence: 1860, Alamance, North Carolina
More About POLLY SUMMERS:
Residence: 1870, Graham, Alamance, North Carolina
Children of VALENTINE CABLE and POLLY SUMMERS are:
i. EMILY ELLEN5 CABLE, b. 1835, North Carolina; d. 02 Jun 1910, Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina.
More About EMILY ELLEN CABLE:
Residence: 1850, South District, Alamance, North Carolina
ii. ELIZABETH CABLE, b. 1836, Alamance, North Carolina, USA; m. (2) ALFRED MAY, 22 Jun 1857, Guilford, North Carolina; b. 1838, Guilford, North Carolina,
USA; d. 1860.
More About ELIZABETH CABLE:
Residence: 1900, Rock Creek, Guilford, North Carolina
iii. JOHN CABLE, b. 1840, North Carolina.
iv. JEREMIAH CABLE, b. 1842, North Carolina.
More About JEREMIAH CABLE:
Residence: 1850, South District, Alamance, North Carolina
v. SARAH E CABLE, b. 1843, North Carolina; d. 12 May 1915, Guilford, North Carolina.
More About SARAH E CABLE:
Residence: 1850, South District, Alamance, North Carolina
vi. WILLIAM RANKIN CABLE, b. 09 Dec 1843, North Carolina, United States; d. 08 Nov 1923, High Point, Guilford, North Carolina.
vii. MARY ANN CABLE, b. 1847, North Carolina.
viii. WESTLY MONRE CABLE, b. 04 May 1847, Alamance; d. 25 Jan 1932, Graham, Alamance, North Carolina.
ix. LEVI PRESTON CABLE, b. 1848, North Carolina.
x. JAMES ALEXANDER CABLE, b. 1851, North Carolina; d. 12 Feb 1937, Durham, Durham, North Carolina; m. MARTHA HATH CABLE.
xi. JULIA CABLE, b. 1855, North Carolina.
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