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Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Union General Thomas West Sherman

From Wikipedia.

On the 15th, I mentioned this Union general's name in connection with Port Royal, S.C., and with the last name Sherman, I wanted to find out more about him.

1813-1879.

Served in the Seminole Wars, Mexican War and Civil War.  Graduated from the USMA in 1836 and then immediately served in the Seminole War.

Appointed to command the ground forces of the Port Royal Expedition in 1861.  Later transferred to the Western Theater and at the Siege of Corinth.  Commanded defenses of New Orleans and badly wounded in the attack on Port Hudson May 27, 1863.

The wound necessitated the amputation of his right leg.  It was thought he would die from it, but recovered and was on administrative duty the rest of the war.

--Old B-Runner

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