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Union Cavalry General Philip Sheridan

Major General Philip Sheridan - 1863.

The Civil War warriors: Fascinating photographs of the Union generals who kept the U.S. together 150 years ago

Philip Sheridan "Little Phil" (1831-1888), Union cavalry commander, used brutal 'scorched earth' tactics in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Later became a strong supporter of Yellowstone National Park and architect of the Indian wars out west; he was made General of the Army shortly before his death

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General Philip Sheridan and his staff. On the extreme right sits General George Armstrong Custer.

[Major General Philip Sheridan and his generals in front of Sheridan's tent]

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General of the Army Philip Henry Sheridan

5.7 George Armstrong Custer and Grand Duke Alexis of Russia pose at the start of an elaborate buffalo hunt arranged for the royal visitor by General Philip Sheridan. "Buffalo Bill" Cody served as scout on this 1870's adventure and recounts the experience in his autobiography.

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Development of the M551 Sheridan began in 1959. It's program was known as the AR/AAV or Armored Reconnaissance / Airborne Assault Vehicle. First prototypes were built in 1962 and production commenced in 1966. Vehicle is named in honor to Civil War General Philip Sheridan.

Native American Genocide

General Philip H. Sheridan was the commander of the United States forces [...] he had plans of exterminating the buffalo. He thought this would kill the Plains Indians. “Kill the buffalo and you kill the Indians” he said.

Rebecca Wright, a Quaker living in Winchester, provided useful information to General Philip Sheridan that helped him retake Winchester from the Confederates and hold the city in Union control through the end of the war. Wright worked with Thomas Laws, a slave who sold produce in Winchester and had been approached by Sheridan for assistance in contacting Wright, a known Union loyalist.