Sheridan, Philip Henry. Born in 1831. American general. Distinguished himself during the Civil War at Stone River, and by his victory of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864), and afterwards under Grant at Five Forks (April 1, 1865) and Sailor's Creek. In 1867 Sheridan quarreled with President Johnson, was removed, and took command of the department of the Missouri. Died 1888.