"My Father . . . Named Me William Tecumseh": Rebutting the Charge That General Sherman Lied About His Name

@article{Schenker2008MyF,
  title={"My Father . . . Named Me William Tecumseh": Rebutting the Charge That General Sherman Lied About His Name},
  author={Carl R. Schenker},
  journal={Ohio History},
  year={2008},
  volume={115},
  pages={55 - 79}
}
Rooted firmly in Ohio’s frontier history, the name William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the most famous and evocative in all of American history. Who gave it to him, and when? These questions, seemingly simple and perhaps even trivial at first blush, actually pose an intriguing puzzle, the solution of which is well worth attempting. The puzzle: In 886, Sherman himself stated that “my father . . . named me William Tecumseh.” It appears that things rested there until 932. For the last seven… 

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