Monday, February 9, 2015

Death of Gen. Philip Sheridan-- Part 3

From Wikipedia.

The general suffered from a series of massive heart attacks two months after he sent his finished memoirs to the publisher.  He was at the time 57 years of age and hard living and hard campaigning as well as a life long love of good food and drink had taken its toll.  Thin in youth, Sheridan now weighed over 200 pounds and they didn't call him "Little Phil" for nothing.

After his first heart attack, Congress quickly passed legislation raising him to the rank of full general.

He moved from the heat of Washington, D.C., to the Nonquits section of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where he died of heart failure August 5, 1888.

--  Old Secesh

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