Today in History: William T. Sherman

Gen. William T. Sherman on horseback
Today in History–March 11–the Library of Congress features General William T. Sherman, who destroyed the Confederate arsenal upon capturing the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina, on this date in 1865. Just about one month later, the Confederacy surrendered, ending the Civil War. Learn more about Sherman as well as war-time work carried out by women by visiting the Today in History section. For more primary sources related to General Sherman, click the links below.

Sherman Captured Fayetteville

William T. Sherman images

Civil war maps associated with William T. Sherman

William T. Sherman sheet music

William T. Sherman Papers collection

William T. Sherman correspondence

William T. Sherman books

Timeline and select newspaper articles related to Sherman’s March to the Sea

Historical newspaper coverage for General Sherman 1836-1866

Historical newspaper coverage for General Sherman 1867-1891

Tracing General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps

Close Reading Sources – Sherman’s March to the Sea primary source set curated by Georgia Historical Society

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