Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Find Out About General Sheridan's Role in Chicago's History and Postwar Career

The last several days I have been writing about General Philip Sheridan's postwar career in Chicago and as commander of the U.S. Army on the Great Plains in my RoadDog's RoadLog Blog.  According to the Chicago Tribune article, Sheridan is credited with saving the city three times, twice during and after the Great Chicago Fire.  He also saved it from the civil unrest of the 1880s and was key in the removal of Plains Indians to reservations.

Sheridan Road connecting Chicago and Wisconsin along Illinois' North Shore and Fort Sheridan in Highland Park were named for him.

--Old Secesh

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