President Meets with Wife of General William T. Sherman

January 29, 1862

Ellen Sherman, wife of embattled General William T. Sherman, the Kentucky commander, visited the White House to plead her husband’s case. She wrote her husband that she inquired of the president if Lincoln “thought you insane when in command at Fort Corcoran. I told him you were no more so now. That I had known you since you were ten years old and you were the Same now that you had always been.” Sherman would be eventually play a vital role as a key subordinate of General Ulysses S. Grant and as commander of the Army of the Cumberland.

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