18 September 2013 by Published in: Union Cavalry 9 comments

sheridanphiliphbioThis announcement was passed along to me today:

The Phil Sheridan Society
Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society
Somerset, Ohio

The Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society are proud to announce the formation of the Phil Sheridan Society to help promote an understanding of the many aspects of the Civil War. The Phil Sheridan Society is dedicated to not only promote the history of the Civil War but to also promote the legacy of General Phil Sheridan. To accomplish this The Phil Sheridan Society is having a lecture series encompassing all different topics of the Civil War.
The public is cordially invited to attend all of the lectures and any events put on by The Phil Sheridan Society! The lecture series will commence on September 28, 2013, with a discussion by John Dye on Civil War medicine. The group will have a social hour at 6:30 pm at the Somerset Courthouse with the lecture starting at 7:30 pm. There will be a small $ 5.00 fee for the public or they can purchase a lecture series membership which will allow them access to all of the lectures for free. This is done to help offset some of the costs for the speakers so that the public will have access to some of the premier Civil War authorities within the state and the nation. The Phil Sheridan will meet on the last Saturday of the month with the lecture series lasting from September 2013 to May of 2014. Some of the other topics will include Morgan’s Raid in Ohio, Ohio’s Forgotten Civil War Generals, Ohio’s wartime governors, Medal of Honor Winner Milton Holland, Abraham Lincoln, Nellie Sheridan, and of course, Nellie’s famous son Phil Sheridan!
If you wish to get more information on The Phil Sheridan Society feel free to contact Craig Phillips at cphill17@columbus.rr.com with any questions.

I’m just guessing, mind you, but I’m thinking that they won’t be asking me to come speak to their group any time soon….. 🙂

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  1. Dan
    Wed 18th Sep 2013 at 9:34 pm

    “Tone deaf” comes to mind.

    Why limit this new august body of historical study and remembrance to Sheridan alone? Why not make it the”Phil Sheridan-Judson Kilpatrick-Ben Butler-Braxton Bragg Commemorative Society of Greater Ohio?”

    I hope that both attendees at their inaugural event have a great time!

  2. Chris Evans
    Thu 19th Sep 2013 at 4:08 pm

    “The adulations heaped on him by a grateful nation for his supposed genius turned his head, which, added to his natural disposition, caused him to bloat his little carcass with debauchery and dissipation which carried him off prematurely.”


  3. Stefan Papp Jr.
    Fri 20th Sep 2013 at 12:59 am

    George Crook wouldn’t be an attendee, I reckon… 😉

  4. Mike Peters
    Fri 20th Sep 2013 at 1:36 am

    Nor G. K. Warren.

  5. Chris Evans
    Fri 20th Sep 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Yes, I find it fascinating and kind of sad how Crook and Sheridan could be such great friends (that great picture of them together with Sheridan still a West Point cadet) to Crook becoming so disillusioned with Sheridan to hate and despise him.

    A really strange but epic story in how it weaves through the Civil and Indian Wars.


  6. John Foskett
    Sat 21st Sep 2013 at 1:21 pm

    How about a booth at the entrance selling autographed copies of “Little Phil”? Where others see a problem, I see opportunity. 🙂

  7. Clark B. Hall
    Sat 21st Sep 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Always admired this succinct description of Sheridan by one who knew him: “His gentlemanly qualities were few.”

  8. Stefan Papp Jr.
    Sun 22nd Sep 2013 at 6:55 am

    Who’s the guy? Oddly, Sears writes in his book Controversies and Commanders, p. 258: “His (Sheridan’s) command of profanity was extensive and his gentlemanly qualities were few.”

  9. Thu 10th Oct 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Oh, I don’t know, I think a pro/ con debate on his merits for the final event would be extremely interesting.

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