There were many great generals of the civil war. Grant, Lee, Jackson, all notable names. But one name that stands out is Sherman; William Tecumseh Sherman. W. S. Sherman was born February 8th, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was raised by a family friend named Thomas Ewing. He had 10 siblings and was raised as a Christian. However, he was never much of a churchgoer and never used his formal christian name. Instead his friends called him “Cump.” He went to school at West Point academy and graduated in 1840 a second lieutenant. He was a general of the Union army. He died in New York City on February 19, 1891.