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Description of Subject Matter: The Sherman memorial is located where William Tecumseh Sherman reviewed his troops returning from the Civil War in 1865. It's a large memorial with names of his army's military encounters, statues of men, and Sherman himself on a horse high above it all.
Sherman's father died suddenly when William was 9 years old. One of 11 children, they moved into the home of Thomas Ewing, a U.S. Senator and cabinet member. (William eventually married Ewing's daughter.) William obtained an appointment to West Point and graduated 6th in his class in 1840. He served in the Mexican War under Philip Kearny and was later assigned out in San Francisco. He resigned his commission in 1853, trying his hand in business.
After the attack on Fort Sumter, he rejoined the Army. Late in 1861, he was removed from his position after being accused of cracking up under pressure. He was assigned to Grant's army and fought vigorously at Shiloh. He helped Grant in the Vicksburg campaign and became a Corps commander. After Grant went east to take over the Federal armies in 1863, Sherman assumed command of all western troops. He launched the Atlanta campaign in 1864, the infamous March to the Sea in the same year, and eventually accepted Joseph Johnston's surrender in 1865.
The memorial was built in 1903. In 1976, a bronze eagle on the memorial was stolen. Surprisingly, they didn't have any decent photos of it, eventually recreating it based on a blurry 1905 portrait as well as the outline that was left on the memorial. Finally, in August 2005, a newly created eagle was put onto the monument. That's what caused me to take a bunch of pictures of the monument.
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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