: Photograph showing the Philip Sheridan Memorial in Somerset, Ohio.
Sheridan (1831-1888) originally came from the state of New York, but his family soon after moved to Ohio. In 1848 he enrolled at West Point and finished by 1853. His career would take him throughout much of the U.S. and earn him promotion to captain before the start of the American Civil War. When the war came, Sheridan fought for the Union against the Confederacy. By 1862, he attained the rank of Colonel, and later that year, Brigadier General. Sheridan truly rose to prominence in 1864 as as head of the cavalry for the Army of the Potomac. He gained great notoriety for his actions at Cedar Creek, where he was credited with winning what was considered a losing battle. Sheridan continued to serve his country after the war ended, and he was promoted to the top position in the U.S. Army. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL06671 Subjects
: Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888; Civil War: Monuments & memorials; Perry County (Ohio); War memorials--Ohio Places
: Somerset (Ohio); Perry County (Ohio)