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Philip Sheridan portrait
Description: This stipple engraving print shows Civil War General Philip Sheridan. Sheridan is wearing a frock coat or overcoat with two stars on the shoulders, indicating his rank of Major General. The illustration was originally published in a history textbook written in German titled "Gesthichte des Burgerkriep in den Uereinigton Stoaten," about the U.S. Civil War. Sheridan (1831-1888) was born to Irish immigrants John and Mary Sheridan, who settled in Somerset, Ohio. As a young man, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. When the Civil War broke out, Sheridan was a captain in the army; by the end of the war, he had been promoted to major general. Just before his death he became the fourth man to receive the rank of full general, following George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and William T. Sherman. Over the course of his career he held numerous important positions, including Commander of the Army of the Shenandoah, military governor of Texas and Louisiana, and commander in chief of the U.S. Army. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04287
Subjects: Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888; Generals--United States; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works; Military officers
Places: Somerset (Ohio); Perry County (Ohio)