Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Why It's Called Sheridan Road in Chicago-- Part 6

Later, both Sheridan Road and the new fort, Fort Sheridan, were named for him.

No doubt about it, Philip Sheridan had won the hearts of Chicagoans.

On his death in 1888, he was front page news in the Chicago Tribune.  An editorial put into words the scene depicted in that statue at Sheridan and Belmont:

"History will record none more brilliant, no fame more permanent, than those of the trooper who rode from Winchester and turned defeat into victory."

--RoadDog

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