: Photograph showing Philip Sheridan, standing at left, with his men. George Custer is seated on the right facing away from the camera.
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.
: AL06598 Subjects
: Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military Ohio; Military officers Places
: Somerset (Ohio); Perry County (Ohio)