The son of Lieutenant General Philip Henry Sheridan.
A newspaper dated February 17, 1918 reported:
“The son of Phil Sheridan died here (Washington, D.C.) today, aged 37. He graduated from West Point in 1902 and had recently been serving on the General Staff.
“He was born July 28, 1880 and received his appointment to West Point from Washington, D.C., on June 10, 1898. Upon being graduated on June 12, 1902, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 9th United States Cavalry.
“On May 2, 1903, he transferred to the 5th United States Cavalry.
“While a Lieutenant, he served as an aide to President Theodore Roosevelt from 1905 to 1907, being relieved from that duty at his own request, moved by an ambition to be put on active duty in a regiment.”
He is buried with other members of his family in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Born in Illinois
PHILIP H. SHERIDAN, Appointed at large 46
Philip Henry Sheridan, Born July 28, 1880
Cadet at the Military Academy, June 20, 1898 to June 12, 1902, when he was graduated. and promoted in the Army to Second LIEUTENANT, 9th Cavalry.
Served: En route to Philippines, Nov. 1 to 29, 1902; at Camp Stotsenburg, Philippines, with regiment, Dec. 2, 1902, to Transferred to 5th Cavalry, May 2, 1903.
September 15, 1903; en route to U. S. with regiment, September 16 to October 10, 1903; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with Troop, October 19, 1903 to May 13, 1904; at Camp Grant, Arizona, Squadron Quartermaster and Commissary, May 14 to December 1904; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Squadron Quartermaster and Commissary, December 1904 to November 8, 1905; at Washington, D.C., Assistant to Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, November 13, 1905 to June 30, 1907; at Fort Riley, Kansas, with 13th Cavalry, July 1 to September 9, 1907; at Fort Huachuca, Aarizona, with Troop, September 13, 1907, to January 1, 1909; en route to Hawaii with regiment, January 2 to 13, 1909; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding machine gun platoon, January 14 to August 1, 1909; en route to U. S., August 2 to 10, 1909; at Presidio of Monterey, California, student officer at School of Musketry, August 13 to October 15, 1909; en route to Hawaii, October 16 to 25, 1909; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding machine gun platoon, October 29, 1909, to June 19, 1910; and with Troop, June 20 to November 4, 1910; en route to U. S., on leave of absence and return to Hawaii, November 5 to December 19, 1910; at Schofield Bks, with Troop, December 20, 1910, to First LIEUTENANT, 5th Cavalry, March 11, 1911.
December 7, 1911; en route to U. S., December 8 to 16, 1911; at Washington, D.C., Assistant to Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, December 21, 1911 to June 10, 1912; en route to Hawaii, June 11 to 28, 1912; at Schofield Bks., commanding Troop, June 29, 1912 to January 16, 1913; en route to U. S., January 17 to 25, 1913; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with Troop, January 28 to December 25, 1913; at Fort Myer, Virginia, with Troop, December 28, 1913, to March 18, 1916; at Columbus, New Mexico, and in Mexico with Punitive Expedition as Squadron Adjutant, March 22 to Captain of Cavalry, July 1, 1916.
July 27, 1916; at Columbus, New Mexico, with 5th Cavalry, July 28 to October 9, 1916; on leave of absence and on sick leave, October 10, 1916, to January 2, 1917; at Washington, DC, in office of the Secretary of War, January 3, 1917, to Assigned to 5th Cavalry, January 6, 1917. Major, Field Artillery, National Army, August 5, 1917. Detailed to General Staff, August 22, 1917-February 17, 1918.
Died, Feb. 17, 1918, at Washington, D.C., age 37.
Son of General Philip H. Sheridan, Class of 1853.
Philip Henry Sheridan of Illinois
Appointed from Washington, D.C. Cadet, United States Military Academy, 20 June 1898 (46);
Second Lieutenant, 9th United States Cavalry, 12 June 1902
Transferred to the 5th United States Cavalry, 2 May 1903
SHERIDAN, PHILIP H
MAJOR CAV USA
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/17/1918
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION S SITE 2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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