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Tecumseh US English

(1768–1813) Shawnee Indian chief; also Tecumtha. His plan to organize a military confederacy of tribes to resist US encroachment was thwarted by the defeat of his brother, Tenskwatawa (c.1768–1834) (also called the Prophet), at Tippecanoe 1811. An ally of the British in the War of 1812, Tecumseh fought and died in Ontario at the Battle of the Thames

Sherman, William Tecumseh US English

(1820–91), US general. In 1864, during the Civil War, he was appointed commander of Union forces in the West. He set out with 60,000 men on a “March to the Sea” through Georgia, during which he crushed Confederate forces and broke civilian morale by his policy of deliberate destruction of the territory through which he passed. He served as commander of the army 1869–84