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Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Chicago Albumen Works  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan, 6 Mar 1831 - 5 Aug 1888  Search this
Modern albumen print from wet plate collodion negative
Image: 9.4 × 7 cm (3 11/16 × 2 3/4")
Sheet: 14 × 12.5 cm (5 1/2 × 4 15/16")
Mat: 35.6 × 28.1 cm (14 × 11 1/16")
1864 (printed 1982)
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Born Albany, New York
After an inauspicious beginning as an army quartermaster, General Philip Sheridan subsequently compiled a brilliant military record that by the Civil War’s end had earned him recognition as one of the North’s most effective generals. When a series of battlefield successes brought him to the attention of General Ulysses S. Grant, Sheridan was first chosen to command the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac (April 1864), followed by the Army of the Shenandoah (August 1864). In the latter capacity, under direct orders from Grant, Sheridan and his army swept through the Shenandoah Valley, driving the enemy south while systematically laying waste to the fertile region that had served as a major source of Confederate supply. In the final campaign of the war, Sheridan and his troops played a key role in dislodging General Robert E. Lee’s army from Petersburg and later blocking its retreat near Appomattox Court House.
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Philip Henry Sheridan: Male  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
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