Appointed Colonel of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Philip rose in ranks very quickly.
Battle of Booneville, impressed Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans so much that he himself was promoted to Brigadier General. After Stones River he was promoted to Major General.
Jubal Early suprise attacks Sheridans men while he is away, but philip races back, rallies his troops and beats Earlys men in a battle. Philip is promoted to Major General in the regular army.
Destroyed Confederate barns, mills, railroads, factories. He made over 400 square miles of the Valley uninhabitable.
Forced Lee to evacuate Petersburg when Sheridan cut off his lines of support at Five Forks. Finally at Appomattox, Lee was forced to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia when Sheridans forces blocked Lees escape route. Sheridan Considered a hero to many northerners.
During Reconstruction- Sheridan was appointed to be the military governor of Texas and Louisiana
Pacifying the Great Planes
Acual date unknown- Ulysses S. Grant gave Sheridan the orders to help put the indians on reservations.