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)
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Archibald H. Rowand Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor, issued by Congress in 1873, for his work as a Union Spy. A private in the 1st West Virginia Cavalry, Rowand had turned 20 the week before. James Campbell, a private in the 2nd New York Cavalry, was 19. Like so many who served in the Civil War, they were young in years and old in the ways of battle. Both were members of Gen. Philip Sheridan's "scouts" - a term that encompassed their dual roles as cavalrymen and skilled undercover spies.