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William Tecumseh Sherman (Grade 8)

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William Tecumseh Sherman

William T. Sherman attended West Point.
  1. True
  2. False
William T. Sherman's middle name was                        after the Shawnee chief.
William T. Sherman first saw action during which conflict?
  1. Mexican-American War
  2. Texas Revolution
  3. Seminole Wars
  4. Civil War
Sherman believed that the Civil War would only last three months.
  1. True
  2. False
Sherman was promoted to major general of volunteers after which battle?
  1. Shiloh
  2. Atlanta
  3. Vicksburg
  4. Chattanooga
Sherman's "March to the Sea" used a strategy called total war to destroy the resources of the south.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1864, Sherman became the head of the Union armies in which theater?
  1. East
  2. West
  3. North
  4. South
Sherman's capture of which city probably ensured that Lincoln was reelected?
  1. New Orleans
  2. Memphis
  3. Savannah
  4. Atlanta
What were the goals of the "March to the Sea"?

Why were Sherman's peace terms rejected by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton?
  1. They required the Union to pay for the damages caused by the March to the Sea.
  2. The allowed plantation owners to keep their slaves.
  3. They allowed some states to say out of the Union.
  4. They were seen as too lenient on the South.
Sherman was appointed to what rank after Grant was elected president?

Sherman wanted to run for president after Grant.
  1. True
  2. False

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