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On February 8, 1820, William Tecumseh Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio

February 8, 2026

On February 8, 1820, William Tecumseh Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio. A commanding general for the Union Army during the Civil War, Sherman was key to northern victory.

His tactics, while effective, were bitterly remembered in the South long after the war – Sherman’s March, a military campaign of total destruction from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia, crippled morale among the civilian population.

Did you know? Sherman is most often credited with coining the phrase “War is hell.”

 

 

 

Gen. William T. Sherman, Mathew Brady, c. 1860s

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer

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February 8, 2026
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