Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan


General Philip Sheridan was a graduate of West Point who served in the Civil War. Under General Grant’s command, he was instrumental in blocking Confederate General Lee at Appomattox.

In 1868, during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad through Wyoming, General Sheridan was part of a group gathered for a meeting of officials representing the Union Pacific Railroad and officers from Fort Sanders. Attendees included Generals P. H. Sheridan, John Gibbon, U.S. Grant, William T. Sherman and Joseph H. Potter, Commander of Fort Sanders.

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