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USS General Sherman


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Wooden Side-wheel Gunboat (Tinclad #60):
  • Built in 1864 for the War Department at Chattanooga, TN.
  • Commissioned USS General Sherman at Bridgeport, AL., 27 July 1864, Acting Master Joseph W. Morehead in command
  • During the Civil War USS General Sherman was assigned patrol duties as part of the 11th District Mississippi Squadron on the upper Tennessee River
  • Returned to the Army Quartermaster Department at Chattanooga, TN., 3 June 1865
    Specifications:
    Displacement 187 t.
    Length 168'
    Beam 26'
    Depth 4' 6"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    two 20-pdr Parrott rifles
    three 24-pdr howitzers
    Propulsion steam

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    Namesake

    William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (186165), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.
    Tommy Trampp
    General Sherman 112k USS General Sherman at Bridgeport, AL. in 1864.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo #: NH 61570 Print provided by Dr. W.P. Beach, of Ovid, Clinton County, Michigan, some time prior to 1920.
    Aryeh Wetherhorn

    USS General Sherman
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