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August 5, 1888

Philip Henry Sheridan, Irish American born to immigrants from Co. Cavan, died on August 5, 1888 in Nonquit, Massachusetts. A union general in the civil war and a close friend of Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant, Sheridan defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley by burning the city. He forced General Robert E. Lee toRead more..