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Philip Henry Sheridan
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Sheridan during the 1860s
Nickname(s) "Little Phil"
"Fightin' Phil"
Born (1831-03-06)March 6, 1831
Albany, New York
Died August 5, 1888(1888-08-05) (aged 57)
Nonquitt, Massachusetts, U.S.
Buried
Allegiance United States (Union)
Service/branch U.S. Army (Union Army)
Years of service 1853–1888
Rank US Army General insignia (1866).svg General of the Army
Commands held Cavalry Corps
Army of the Shenandoah
Middle Military Division
Department of the Missouri
Battles/wars

American Civil War

Indian Wars
Signature Philip Henry Sheridan signature.svg

Philip Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888) was a general in the Union army during the American Civil War. He was born in 1831 in New York and grew up in Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1853.

He started in the Western Theater in the Civil War. He commanded a brigade during the summer of 1862. By October 1862 he was in command of a division. In April 1864 he was transferred to the Army of the Potomac to command the cavalry corps.

After the war, Sheridan commanded the army during the American Indian Wars. He died in 1888 in Massachusetts.

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