William T. Sherman

General William T. Sherman was an officer of the Union Army during the American Civil War.  William T. Sherman gained fame as a subordinate of General Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater and subsequently commanded the Army of the Tennessee and the Military Division of the Mississippi, effectively over all Union forces in the West.  William T. Sherman led the Army of the Tennessee during the successful Atlanta Campaign and the decisive March to the Sea, turning toward the Carolinas and later accepting the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee in 1865.  William T. Sherman died in 1891 at the age of 71.

William T. Sherman

The Battle of Champion’s Hill: Prelude to Vicksburg

By Lawrence Weber

The Battle of Champion’s Hill was a pivotal event in the American Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant would pursue the retreating Confederate army to an area 20 miles east of Vicksburg, bringing about the Siege of Vicksburg and the Confederates’ surrender. Read more

The 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln guided the nation during the turbulent years of the American Civil War years.

William T. Sherman

President Abraham Lincoln & The American Civil War

by Mike Haskew

The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was elected to the highest office in the land in November 1860, and the event prompted the secession of numerous southern states beginning with South Carolina the following month. Read more