Friday, May 12, 2017

Gen. Phil Sheridan Memorial in Sheridan Circle, Washington, DC

File:Philip Sheridan Statue.JPG The statue of Civil War hero, Gen. Phil Sheridan in the US capital. It was created by Gutzon Borglum, of Mount Rushmore fame. Sheridan, commander of Union troops at Appamatox Courthouse in 1865, not only defeated the Confederates, he was the architect of the US strategy for eliminating the western American natives and was famous for the statement, "The only good Indian I ever saw was a dead one". While memorials to Confederate figures and prominent pre-Civil War southerners are being destroyed, the memory of Phil Sheridan, while restricted to a few, remains sacred.

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