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Many of the Union generals that led the Army to victory were from Ohio.
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Ulysses S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He overcame personal and professional failures, rising up to lead the Union army to victory in the Civil War. After the war, he was elected President, serving two terms. In the 19th century, he was perhaps the most famous American in the world.
William T. Sherman was born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio. In 1864, he led his troops on his “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savannah.
Phillip H. Sheridan grew up in Somerset, Ohio. Sheridan led cavalry forces that helped drive Confederate forces out of the Shenandoah Valley.
Don Carlos Buell was born in Lowell, Ohio. His forces played a prominent role in the Battle of Shiloh and in ending the Confederate Heartland Campaign.