William Tecumseh Sherman
#744 Overall Influence

William Tecumseh Sherman

American General, businessman, educator, and author

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William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War , receiving recognition for his command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the scorched earth policies he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States. British military theorist and historian B. H. Liddell Hart declared that Sherman was "the first modern general."

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Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University

University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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United States Military Academy
United States Military Academy

Federal service academy in West Point, New York, United States

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#82 World Rank #8 USA Rank
History
#94 World Rank #53 USA Rank
Law