Sheridan, Philip Henry
- Thomas A. Lewis
Sheridan, Philip Henry (06 March 1831–05 August 1888), U.S. Army general, was born while his family was en route from Ireland to Somerset, Ohio, the son of John Sheridan, a laborer, and Mary Meenagh. In 1830 John Sheridan had sold his leasehold on a small farm in County Cavan in north-central Ireland and bought passage to the United States. The following year, after finding no opportunities at Albany, New York, he was given work on the National Road—then being extended toward St. Louis, Missouri—and settled in the village of Somerset, Ohio. Whether Philip was born at sea, in Albany, or in Somerset has never been clearly established....