Saturday, February 7, 2015

Death of Phil Sheridan in 1888-- Part 2

"Nonquitt, Mass., Aug. 5--Gen. Sheridan is dead.  The end came suddenly and unexpectedly at 10:20 tonight from heart trouble.  Previous to the sudden appearance of heart failure at about 9:30, there had been no premonitions today of any unfavorable change in his condition.

"The weather had been warmer than usual and the general was at times a little restless, but seemed generally bright and cheerful today.  His voice was strong, he took full supply of nourishment, slept occasionally as usual, and the doctors and his family were in hopeful spirits.

"At 7 o'clock Mrs. Sheridan and the doctors went to the hotel for supper, and soon after their return the usual preparations for the night were made.  At about 9:30 Col. Sheridan said "Good-night" to his brother and went to the hotel, there having been through the day no sign whatever of any unfavorable change in his condition."

Very Minute Reporting.  --Old Secesh

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