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Major-general Sherman

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The New York Sun gnes the i owing account oí Majoi -Genera! : Chomas W. Sherman, Commandant of i he military división of the great dition to the Carolina coast: This gallant officer, so wideiy known n connection with the battery that jears bis name, was born in Rhode !sland, (a small Stnto prolific in great : mon,) in 181G, and ia therefore fortyive yeai'8 of age. He graduated with uil honors, at West Point, in 183G, and was soon after appointed second tenant in the Thtrd U. 8. Artillery, which position he lield 'until 1838, his military bearing and intímate knowedge of thu táctica gaining for him the esteem of his superior officers, whilo lis suavity of manner and natural joodness of heart secured for him the eepect and obedienco of hiscommand. In Marcb, 1838, he becarne first Lieutenant of Artillery, having for a short time previcus held the responsible position of Assistant Commissary of snbsistcncc. During the Florida war, Lieutenant Sherman servcd with great distinction, aod gained the applauso and commendation of tien. Taylor, to whom he waa dovotcdly attachod. Tlie Mesiean war breaking out in 1846, Sherman foüov.ed old commander, and shared vvilh him the perils of that arduous c:irnp;.ign, having been promoted in May of that year to a Captaincy in his regiment. Here he rendered himsulf conspicuous for the zenl and efficienc}' with which he performed his duty. At the battle of Buena Vista, February 23, 1847, he was brevetted "Major" for gallant and moritorious conduct on the field, and during the whole course cf the war made himself cnnspicuous by his gallunt exploits, and the skill with wWeh he so effoctually used li= famous battery. The war having boen brought to a close, Major Sherman returned to the States with liiii regiment, and has since been on duty in various portions of the country, always rendering efficiënt service. Early in 1857 he was sent on duty to Minnesota, signs of hnstilily on the part of the Sioux Indians there having become observable. By bis firmness. sagacity and prudence, ever, coupled with an intímate knowedge of the Indian character, he succeeded in averting a war with (hem, and returned to Washington to receive he corr.mendation of the Execulive. On tho increase of tho arrny, under the ,en regiment bill, Captain Sherman was made LieutenantColonel of the Fifth Artillery regiment, (new,) which posi,ion he held until the conferring of the Dresent appointment. To this comnand his oid battery was subsequently attached. At thebattle of Buil Kun this battery plnyed an efficiënt part, and so jreat is the terror of the rebels in relatisn to it, that when its capture was fnlsoly announced, all the soulhern press " rang the changes " on the supposed aehievement. wing to liis brilliant services in thdJist, und at the Bolicitation of General Seott, Lieutenanl Culonel Sherman was make a General on the 17th of May, 1861. When the present expedition was in contemplatioD, the War Department recommended General Sherman to the President, as a proper person to tfcke charge of the important interests connected with it. The President was of like opinión, andjfoi thwith made him acting Major-General, and issued the documents placing him in command. General Sherman has devoted himse'f faithfully and assiduously to the proper arrangement of this expedition, superintonding all matters of importance in person. We may look for iis re&ults wilh confidence.


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