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Yes, this is THE Phil Sheridan aka General Phil Sheridan. When the Civil War ended he was commander of ALL the Union Cavalry. But at the beginning of the Civil War, his talents were unrecognized. They placed him in charge of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment, and sent him to Northern Mississippi. At the Battle of Booneville, MS, Colonel Phil Sheridan defeated a much larger force. For this feat, he was promoted to General. Strange to see that years later, when he died, his Widow listed him with the 2nd Michigan Cavalry.

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Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index

This publication contains index cards for pension applications of veterans who served in the U.S. Army between 1861 and 1900, including wars other than the Civil War. Records are sorted by units within regiments from each state in the Union. Find a soldier by searching on his name or browse by regiment. Learn about his term of service, and use the information to request his pension record. Unique to this series of records are death dates and locations for many of the veterans who died after the war.

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