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The General Sherman tree is a Giant Sequoia. It is the largest tree in the world, as measured by the volume of its trunk (1487 cubic metres as of 2002). The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park, at 36°34′55″ N 118°45′04″ W General Sherman tree in Sequoia National Forest. ... General Sherman tree in Sequoia National Forest. ... Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are two US national parks in the Southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. ... Binomial name Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. ...

It is named after General William Tecumseh Sherman, American Civil War leader. Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman by Mathew Brady William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, and author. ... The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States of America – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ...

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Height above base 83.8 274.9
Circumference at ground 31.1 102.6
Maximum diameter at base 11.1 36.5
Diameter 1.5 m above base 8.25 27.0
Diameter 18 m (60') above base 5.3 17.5
Diameter 55 m (180') above base 4.3 14.0
Diameter of largest bitch 2.1 6.8
Height of first large branch above the base 39.6 130.0
Average crown spread 32.5 106.5
General Sherman Tree

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 335 KB)General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park taken by Jyotirmaya. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 335 KB)General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park taken by Jyotirmaya. ...

External link

  • National Park Service web page about the General Sherman tree

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William Tecumseh Sherman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2512 words)
Sherman's arrival in San Francisco was indicative of the turmoil of his time in the West: he survived not one but two shipwrecks and floated through the Golden Gate on the scraps of a foundering lumber schooner.
Sherman's bank failed during the financial panic of 1857 and he turned to the practice of law in Leavenworth, Kansas, at which he was also unsuccessful.
Sherman's siege and capture of Atlanta, Georgia (see Atlanta Campaign) and the subsequent March to the Sea from Atlanta to Savannah in the autumn of 1864 made a great contribution to Abraham Lincoln's re-election as president and the successful conclusion of the war.
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The General Sherman tree has a height of 250 feet and a diameter near the base of 24.75 feet.
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