Philip Sheridan

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Birthday
6, 1831
Birthplace
Albany, NY
Death Date
Aug 5, 1888 (57)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
6, 1831
Birthplace
Albany, NY
Death Date
Aug 5, 1888 (57)

About

American Civil War Union general who led cavalry operations during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign.

Before Fame

He held the rank of lieutenant when the Civil War broke out and received his first command in 1862.

Trivia

He commanded the army that ultimately cornered Confederate general Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.

Family Life

He had an Native American mistress named Sidnayoh.

Associated With

He replaced William Tecumseh Sherman in the post-Civil War years as commander of anti-Native American forces in the Great Plains region.