william

william

Storyboard Text

  • Hey! My name is Tecumseh Sherman. I was born in Lancaster, Ohio February 8, 1820, near the banks of Hocking river.
  • My mother was the mother of twelve children including me. 
  • She was a hard working stay at home mother.
  • My father gave me my name "Tecumseh" after the Indian chief “Tecumseh” who was a leader who built a confederacy of Ohio Indian tribes.
  • My Father was a successful lawyer, and Ohio Supreme Court Justice.
  • My father died when I was nine years old. Leaving my family with few finances.
  • After my fathers death I was sent to live with a family friend, Thomas Ewing and his family.
  • My foster mother gave me the first name William. Now my full name was William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • When I was 16, My foster dad got an appointment to West wing for me.
  • I graduated near the head of my class in 1840.
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