Philip Sheridan

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Philip Sheridan
Philip Sheridan
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Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831August 5, 1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War.


  • "The only good Indians I ever saw were dead."[1]
    • In response to Comanche Chief Tosawi stating "Me, Tosawi; me good Injun". Although Sheridan disputed having replied this, but biographer Roy Morris Jr. claims that popular history simply assumed that he did state it.
  • "If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent Texas and live in Hell..."[2]
    • Many newspapers stated that he had said this, and later on in his life he repeated it in variations.

Quotes about Sheridan[edit]

  • General Phil Sheridan... had urged the destruction of the bison herds, correctly predicting that when they disappeared the Indians would disappear along with them; by 1885 the bison were virtually extinct, and the Indians were starving to death on the plains.

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