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The Sheridan Monument Historical Marker


Location of sign - 109 Public Square Somerset, Ohio


Photo taken -  September 2007


The Sheridan Monument Courthouse Historical Marker, Ohio

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


The Sheridan Monument 


The Sheridan monument was erected by and given to the Village of Somerset by the State of Ohio in 1905 to honor the memory of 

Somerset's General Phillip Henry Sheridan. "Little Phil" was raised in Somerset and graduated from the United States Military 

Academy in 1852. He rendered valuable service to the Federal Army in the Civil War at Stone's River, Missionary Ridge, Yellow 

Tavern, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Five Forks, and Appomattox. He later commanded in the West and became General of the 

Army in 1883, received his fourth star, and died in 1888. The heroic sculpture, created by Carl Heber of New York, portrays 

"Sheridan's Ride" to Winchester. Somerset citizens paid for the granite base through a children's "penny fund."


2002 American Legion Post 56, The Ohio Historical Society 1-64


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