Statue: Augustus Saint-Gaudens, unveiled in 1903. Southeast corner of Central Park. Erected by the people of New York under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York.
William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)
Most famous for his scorched-earth tactics in the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman brought that same military philosophy to the West, where he shaped a policy and strategy that would finally subjugate all the native peoples of the plains. Sherman was born in Ohio in 1820 and named after the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, who had tried unsuccessfully in the first decade of the nineteenth century to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American intrusions on their land. pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sherman.htm