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Name Sherman, William Tecumseh
Other Names Tecumseh
Cump
Uncle Billy
Born 2/8/1820
Birthplace Lancaster, Ohio
Places of residence Lancaster, Ohio
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
California
Washington, D.C.
St. Louis, Missouri
Leavenworth, Kansas
Pineville, Louisiana
Father Charles Robert Sherman
Mother Mary Hoyt
Nationality United States of America
Education United States Military Academy
West Point
Occupation Banker
School superintendent
Role Military
Spouse Eleanor Boyle (Ellen) Ewing
Children Marie Ewing Sherman
Eleanor Sherman
Thomas Ewing Sherman

Associated Records

Telegram - 1936.059.00007

General Joseph E. Johnston to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, March 21, 1865 Physical Appearance: March 21, 1865, 7:10 A. M. - General Joseph Eggleston Johnston near Bentonville, [North Carolina], to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard - States his army is remaining there to cover removal of wounded to the railroad at Smithfield. Notes Sherman's entrenched position and superior numbers in his front. "makes further offensive impracticable." (Signed) J. E. Johnston. "No. 6" at upper left corner.

Telegram - 1936.059.00008

General Joseph E. Johnston to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, March 23, 1865 Physical Appearance: March 23, 1865 - General Joseph Eggleston Johnston near Smithfield, [North Carolina], to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard - Advises that Sherman's whole army was entrenched at his front by morning of March 20th. Adds that he did not attack but held his position to cover removal of wounded and occupy enemy. Notes heavy skirmishing on March 20th & 21st, where enemy repulsed each time. Thinks the Army of Tennessee has totally disproven slanderous remarks made about it. Concludes with Union army's removal to Goldsboro during night of March 21st and Johnston's move to Smith

Telegram - 1936.059.00009

General Joseph E. Johnston to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, March 24, 1865 Physical Appearance: March 24, 1865 - General Joseph Eggleston Johnston near Smithfield, [North Carolina], to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard - Advises that Sherman and Schofield united forces at Goldsboro. States that he is placing his own troops at the depot north of Goldsboro, with cavalry moving forward. Wants General Stephen D. Lee to move forward with his troops in several bodies and on reaching the railroad, those not taken up at Chester, should continue marching. (Signed) J. E. Johnston. Incomplete, page 2 only. "No. 8" at upper left corner. <<<On reverse>>> Synopsis of complete m

Letter - CML-JEJ.13

General Joseph E. Johnston to Colonel [-------], June 27, 1864 Physical Appearance: June 27, 1864 - J[oseph] E[ggleston] J[ohnston] near Marietta, [Georgia], to Colonel [unidentified] - Encloses copies of two telegrams that he has received. Instructs him to give the telegrams to Gen[era]l Wigfall and suggest that "the troops threatening Mississippi must have come from Louisiana & Gen[era]l Kirby Smith has no enemy in his department that he be directed to help Major Gen[era]l S[tephen] D. Lee. Notes unusual amount activity around Marietta this day - two small attacks on Hardee, several skirmishes, and cannonading. Signed "J. E. J" A green label is attached to the bottom and reads, "

Orders, Military - CML-JEJ.16

Head Quarters, Army of Tennessee, General Orders, No. 18, April 27, 1865 Physical Appearance: April 27, 1865 - Head Quarters, Army of Tennessee, near Greensboro, N[orth] C[arolina], General Orders, No. 18} Announces the agreement made between General Joseph E. Johnston and Major General William T. Sherman. States the officers and men of the Army of Tennessee will not take up arms against the United States. Provides for no molestation from Union authorities as long as they follow the obligations of the agreement and laws of the locality where they reside. Directs the officers to make duplicate muster rolls and after disbursement of necessary papers, to march their regiments and companie

Letter - CML-JEJ.8a

Letter from Major General William T. Sherman to General Joseph E. Johnston, July 14, 1863 Physical Appearance: July 14, 1863 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs [U. S.] Army before Jackson, [Mississippi], W[illiam] T[ecumseh] Sherman to General J[oseph] E[ggleston] Johnston, [Jackson] - Acknowledges receipt of his letter by truce. Sherman has ordered a cease fire and a flag of truce to shown on the Clinton Road until 4 P. M. He thanks him for the offer to bury the dead who fill on the South Front Road the day before yesterday and asks if he might send two or three subordinate officers identify the deceased, as well as having their remains removed. Signed "W. T. Sherman" Maj[or] Gen[era]l, Comm[andin]g

Letter - CML-JEJ.8b

Letter from General Joseph E. Johnston to Major General William T. Sherman, July 14, 1863 Physical Appearance: July 14, 1863, 2 P. M. - Pencil draft of reply from J[oseph] E[ggleston] Johnston at Jackson, [Mississippi], to Major General W[illiam] T[ecumseh] Sherman, U. S. Army - Acknowledges receipt of his communication. Johnston states the bodies of the deceased are so badly decomposed that their removal is impossible; thus he has ordered that their remains be buried with the Confederate dead during the cease fire time allotted. Johnston wishes that he had made the proposal yesterday, when he could have accepted Sherman's request. Signed "J. E. Johnston"

Letter - CML-WHJ.1

Letter from Major General William T. Sherman to Brigadier General William H. Jackson, August 8, 1863 Physical Appearance: August 8, 1863 - Head Quarters 15th Army Corps [U. S.], Camp on Black River, Miss[issippi] - Major General W[illiam] T[ecumseh] Sherman to [Brigadier] General W[illiam] H. Jackson, Brandon, Mississippi - States that he happened to be at the bridge when Capt[ain] Moorman arrived under flag with Jackson's letter of August 5. Concerns General Dabney Maury's inquiries on the whereabouts of his Aid-de-Camp Lieutenant John Herndon Maury since his disappearance at Vicksburg on January 27. Will forward the letter to General U. S. Grant to investigate rumors of the lieutenant'

Manuscript - TR-18970308

General Joseph E. Johnston's Last Dispatches to Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge and Brigadier General John C. Echols, April 23-27, 1865 Physical Appearance: Handwritten transcripts of General Joseph Eggleston Johnston's last dispatches to Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge and Brigadier General John C. Echols, April 23-27, 1865: a) April 23, 1865 - General J[oseph] E[ggleston] Johnston at Greensboro, N[orth] C[arolina], to Gen[era]l John C. Breckinridge, Charlotte, [North Carolina] - States that [Major] General [William T.] Sherman expects his officer to return from Washington the next day. b) April 24, 1865, 6:30 P. M. - General J[oseph] E[ggleston] Johnston at Greensboro, N[orth

Image of Fragment

Fragment -

Piece of wood from gun carriage.

Image of GAVEL

GAVEL -

The gavel is made of varnished cherry, consisting of a turned handle fitted into a solid barrel shape. The barrel has an incised line at the join and a set of two carved bands near either end.

Image of BOX

BOX -

This tin rectangular lunch box has a hinged lid with a handle. There are remnants of green paint on the box and the name "E. E. Bryan" painted on the lid in an arc; the word "LUNCH" painted on the front. There are yellow specks on the top outer surface.

Image of Carte-de-Visite - William Tecumseh Sherman

Carte-de-Visite - William Tecumseh Sherman

Cdv studio bust portrait of a man/ 3/4 pose, facing viewer's right; hair combed back, trimmed beard/moustache; wearing double-breasted uniform coat, unbuttoned, with shoulderboards; printed on obverse, "C. D. Fredricks & Co. NY"; handwritten on obverse, "Sherman"; printed on reverse, "C. D. Fredricks & Co. 587 Broadway nerw york 08 Calle de la Habana Habana 34 Passagado Havre Paris"

Image of Print, Albumen - William Tecumseh Sherman

Print, Albumen - William Tecumseh Sherman

Albumen print: of U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman taken at Brady Studio. General Sherman in uniform from the waist up. He is facing towards the viewer's right, has short mussed hair and trimmed beard and mustache. His arms are crossed in front of his chest and he has a medal in the form of an elongated shield on a ribbon, and a black ribbon / armband tied around his upper right arm (mourning ribbon for President Lincoln). The print has been cut into an oval and affixed to a cardboard backing. Surrounding the print is a gold double border with "M.B. Brady & Co., Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, in the Clerk's Office of District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. PHOT