Lancaster is the birthplace of William Sherman.
Lancaster in Southern Victory
In 1943 Brigadier General Irving Morrell's attempt to encircle the major remaining Confederate Forces in Ohio was slowed by a strongpoint on Mount Pleasant in Lancaster. While bypassing such strongpoints where he could, this one was too strong for Morrell to avoid taking.
First reducing the defences with artillery and divebombers, Morrell's forces then took the fortifications by storm. Afterwards, Morrell bivouacked by Lancaster to regroup.