William Tecumseh Sherman
(1820 - 1891)
Named Tecumseh after the Shawnee chieftain, William Tecumseh Sherman fought the Seminoles in Florida in the 1840s. Unlike many Civil War generals, he saw no action in the Mexican-American War, stationed instead in California as an administrative officer. For tactics employed during the Civil War, Sherman is widely considered by military historians to be America’s first modern general.