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  • 9-72 Cemetery ( #3-72) across from Boyhood Home 9-72 Cemetery ( #3-72) across from Boyhood Home
  • 9-72 Marker 9-72 Marker
  • 9-72 Major General James B. McPherson 9-72 Major General James B. McPherson
  • 9-72 Marker at the Boyhood Home of JB McPherson on Route 20 in Clyde, Ohio 9-72 Marker at the Boyhood Home of JB McPherson on Route 20 in Clyde, Ohio
  • 9-72 This sign welcomes visitors to tour the McPherson House 9-72 This sign welcomes visitors to tour the McPherson House
  • 9-72 James Birdseye McPherson 9-72 James Birdseye McPherson
Title, side A
General James Birdseye McPherson
Text, side A
James Birdseye McPherson was born in Hamer's Corners (now Clyde) on November 14, 1828. He left this house at age 13 to work in nearby Green Springs. He attended Norwalk Academy and West Point, where he graduated first in the class of 1853. Early in the Civil War, he was appointed by General Ulysses S. Grant to command the Army of the Tennessee. He received the rank of Major General with the United States Volunteers in October 1862 and was promoted to Brigadier General in the Regular Army in August 1863. He was killed in action during the battle of Atlanta, Georgia on July 22, 1864. General McPherson was the youngest and highest ranking Union officer killed in the Civil War. He is buried in the local McPherson Cemetery. This McPherson home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address
300 E. McPherson Highway
Clyde, OH 43410
Location
300 E. McPherson Highway
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.308882, Longitude: -82.971290.
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