Union Maj. General Philip Sheridan (1831-1888). Also a big "scorched earth" proponent, Sheridan burned down the Shenandoah Valley much to the dismay of the Rebels. He was also very successful, winning almost every major battle he fought. (West Point - Class of 53)
Gen. Philip Sheridan's troops dealt a major blow to Robert E. Lee's Confederate army on April 6, capturing nearly a quarter of his men. At Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, Sheridan blocked Lee's escape. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant wrote of Sheridan that he "has no superior as a general, either living or dead, and perhaps not an equal."