Sherman's familiarity with his travels throughout the south before the war certainly helped him in the future conflict and his tenure at the louisiana military academy is just one more reason the american civil war is the second most studied war in the world. William tecumseh sherman william t sherman is an evil, privileged white cis-male who had it out for the poor native americans and didn't look to fondly on. I was never quite happy with that sentence, but sherman was perhaps the most hated union man among southern whites after the war, so i thought it was interesting to point out that he was the first leader of lsu.
William tecumseh sherman was born in 1820 in lancaster, ohio, to charles robert sherman, a successful lawyer his father died while william was still a boy and after his father's death, he was raised by a family friend, attorney thomas ewing. By lewis regenstein by lewis regenstein digg this it was just over 142 years ago that general william tecumseh sherman burned columbia, south carolina and sent a battle-hardened military unit towards nearby sumter, presumably to do the same. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities between the north and the south, william tecumseh sherman was superintendent of the louisiana state seminary and military academy at alexandria, louisiana after the war, the school moved to baton rouge, louisiana and became louisiana state university (lsu.
William tecumseh sherman (february 8, 1820 - february 14, 1891) was an american soldier, businessman, educator, and author he served as a general in the union army during the american civil war (1861-65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the scorched earth policies he implemented in conducting. Sherman is still hated in the south as the man who cut a swath of destruction across georgia on his famous march to the sea it was the action that cemented his reputation as one of the first modern generals, men who understood that an enemy's networks of support, even civilian institutions, could be military targets. Sherman was simply a typical man of his time whose ideas were commonly held as has been pointed out above the bottom line for william tecumseh is that actions speak louder than words, his campaign simply broke the back of the south. If the question was asked, who was and still is the most hated and despised man in the history of georgia the response would be william tecumseh sherman sherman waged total war his position was that the south should have surrendered once atlanta fell. A life of william tecumseh sherman by michael fellman random house though a northern man, he liked the south he had lived in louisiana in the years before the war and was loathe to leave it.
General sherman was the second best known union general he was an eccentric but tough fighter and ruthless leader if the question was ask, who was and still is the most hated and despised man in the history of georgia, the response would be william tecumseh sherman. William tecumseh sherman 1820 - 1891 served as a general in the union army during the american civil war and is best known for policy of total war and scorched earth against the confederacy. Marzalek's topic will be william tecumseh sherman: the south's best friend marzalek is the author of a number of books, including three on the life and career of sherman the talk will begin at 8 pm, tuesday, july 12, at the bearden banquet hall, 5806 kingston pike. Superbly researched and richly detailed, james mcdonough's william tecumseh sherman judiciously guides the reader through the epic life of the man who might be history's most complicated soldier for sherman fans it is a must-read, and for others, a worthwhile endeavor. William tecumseh sherman perhaps no american general is as misunderstood or misrepresented as william sherman i recently read an account of his civil war actions in a history textbook.
William tecumseh sherman was, and still is, probably the most hated man in the history of georgia william was born on february 8 th, 1820, in ohio his father died when he was young, and his mother had to send him off to be raised by a foster parent. William tecumseh sherman hailed from lancaster, ohio, and his four years at the united states military academy at west point were marked with an annual accumulation of about 150 demerits each year despite this, sherman became an officer assigned to the 3rd us artillery and served in the second seminole war. William tecumseh sherman was a union general during the civil war, playing a crucial role in the victory over the confederate states and becoming one of the most famous military leaders in us history.
Sherman despised the original name, though he had deep affection for the school lsu bears no formal monument or memorial to its first leader, who was a general in the union army in fact, to some in the deep south, sherman's name is an insult to their ancestors. William tecumseh sherman this brief biography of the most hated and despised man in the history of georgia includes information on his battles as well as photographs of the man himself the supreme commander of the union armies in the west, sherman led a campaign in georgia that was the first in which civilians were treated as the enemy. Cam newton is the most hated man in the south since general william sherman the union general burned atlanta, all cam did was shine a light onto the darkest corners of the 2010 sec football season as we wait on the ncaa to issue an official ruling, the vast majority of the fans in the sec, and elsewhere, believe that cam was paid last year. How was it possible that jay gould was described as both the worlds richest man and the most hated man in america when he died his wealth had been accumulated through criminal activity which group or groups decimated the buffalo herds on the great plains in the late 19th century.
William tecumseh sherman, general of the civil war, was born inlancaster, oh he was one of 11 children, and he was born onfebruary 8, 1820. (photo: courtesy of state of georgia, archives, history) if the question was asked, who was and still is the most hated and despised man in the history of georgia the response would be william tecumseh sherman. William t sherman: mad general - mass murderer see larger image the kindest thing that could possibly be said about general william t sherman is that he was stark, raving mad. William tecumseh sherman the most hated man in the state of georgiatil this day william tecumseh sherman the most hated man in the state of georgiatil this day.
Bright, compulsively articulate, famous, loved, hated, and deeply troubled, william t sherman was perhaps one of the most compelling personalities in american history. If the question was asked, who was and still is the most hated and despised man in the history of georgia the response would be william tecumseh sherman. Upon hearing tecumseh, lewis says, the priest proclaimed that he must be named for a saint, and because it was the feast of st william, the child would be baptized william.