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7-64 Philip H. Sheridan Home

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Marker Details

Title, side A
General Philip Henry Sheridan
Title, side B
Same
Address
201 S. Columbus Street
Somerset, 43783
Location
SW Corner of S. Columbus Street & Sheridan Avenue.
Latitude
39.8061380
Longitude
-82.2985270
Subjects
Civil War, Somerset

Picture Details

Title
Philip H. Sheridan Home
Caption
This home belonged to Civil War General Philip Henry Sheridan, who built it for his parents in 1859. Located on South Columbus Street in Somerset, Ohio, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sheridan (1831-1888) was born to Irish immigrants John and Mary Sheridan, who settled in Somerset, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1853. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Sheridan was a captain in the army. By the end of the war, he was a major general. Just before his death he became the fourth man to receive the grade of full general, following George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and William T. Sherman. In his career he held numerous important positions, including commander of the Army of the Shenandoah, military governor of Texas and Louisiana, and commander in chief of the U.S. Army (Om3043_001).