Who is Philip Sheridan?

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Philip Sheridan was General-in-Chief of the Army after Sherman, who succeeded Grant. During the Civil War, Sheridan was a remarkable cavalry officer, the first notable one on the Federal side who could rank with the Confederate's many brilliant cavalry officers (Jeb Stuart, N. B. Forrest, and others).

It was really Sheridan more than anyone else who brought the war to a close during its final months. By destroying the cavalry of Jubal Early and burning the crops in the Shenandoah Valley, he broke the Confederate hold on west-central Virginia. In the final days before Appomattox, he seized the Confederate supply reserves and prevented General Lee's army from either heading south to meet their allies in North Carolina (General Johnston's army) or reaching the Confederate food stockpiles in Lynchburg. Without Sheridan, the war in this region might have gone on another few months.

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