Name History (Mt. Sherman)
Title: Naming of Mt. Sherman
Entered by: 14erFred
Added: 05/14/2010, Last Updated: 05/14/2010
Sources: Hart, J.L.J. (1977). Fourteen thousand feet: A history of the naming and early ascents of the high Colorado peaks (Second Edition). Denver, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club. Shapiro, F.R., & Epstein, J. (Eds.), (2006), The Yale Book of Quotations (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, p. 708.
Mount Sherman was named in 1881 for U.S. Civil War veteran General William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 - February 14, 1891). Sherman served under General Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 and 1863 and led campaigns that captured the Confederate strongholds of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River and the city of Atlanta. His subsequent "March to the Sea" through Georgia and the Carolinas further ravaged the resources of the Confederate Army. On June 19, 1879, Sherman delivered an address to the graduating class of the Michigan Military Academy (Orchard Lake Village, Oakland County, Michigan), in which he is believed to have uttered the famous phrase, "War is Hell."