General Philip Sheridan
This page updated: July 29, 2018.
Photo from the National Archives and Records Administration.
Born: March 6, 1831 probably in Albany, New York
Died: August 5, 1888 in Nosquitt, Massachusetts
The City draws it's name from military history. The City is
located next to a former military post. The site for Fort Logan
was selected March 30, 1887 by then General of the Army, Philip
H. Sheridan. Originally, it was called the Camp near Denver. General
Sheridan requested that a fort near Chicago be named after him
on June 1, 1888. The name of the fort near Chicago was Fort Logan.
The names were officially changed April 5, 1889 one half year
after the death of General Sheridan.
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