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February 8, 1820: Birthday of William Tecumseh Sherman. He moved to St. Louis and reported for duty at Jefferson Barracks in 1850. While at Jefferson Barracks he befriended fellow officers Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.