Original stereo-card of the gravesite of Civil War General Philip Sheridan. This card is titled ?Sheridan?s Grave. National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.? It has a copyright date of 1902, by H.C. White Co. General Sheridan graduated from West Point in 1853.
Sheridan had a major victory at Missionary Ridge and General U. S. Grant prompted him to Commander of Cavalry, Army of the Potomac. In 1864, he led the raid on Richmond, Virginia, which resulted in the death of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart. The poem, “Sheridan’s Ride” made famous his victory at Cedar Creek. He was present on April 1, 1865 when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. After the war, he was given commands in the Division of the Gulf, Division of Louisiana and the Department of Texas.
He was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1884, after the retirement of General William T. Sherman, and took command of the United States Army. In 1888, he was promoted to Full General while still on active duty. He finished writing his memoirs, “Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan,” just before he died. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery just below Arlington House. His tomb cannot easily be seen from the walkway and only the word “SHERIDAN” appears on it. This card is in very nice condition and very clear.