The First Battles: April 1861 to February 1862

Flag Fever

We associate the name of Sherman with that of Grant. Where was Sherman in 1861?

Like Grant, William T. Sherman (1820–1891) had resigned from the U.S. Regular Army. In most other respects, their lives over the previous decade had been quite different.

General William T. Sherman would form a close working relationship with General Grant. Sherman is often remembered—and criticized—for his “scorched earth” tactics in utterly defeating the South.


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