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Clyde in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James Birdseye McPherson

 
 
James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 29, 2009
1. James Birdseye McPherson Marker


Inscription.
Dedicated to the memory of
James Birdseye McPherson
Born at Clyde, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1828,
Graduated from West Point, 1853;
Appoited Brevet Second Lieutenant of
Engineers 1853;
Appointed Captain Aug. 6, 1861;
Served in the field at the opening of the Civil War
Promoted to Brigadier General May 15, 1862;
He took an important part in the siege and
capture of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863 and was
appointed Brigadier General of the U.S. Army Aug. 1, 1863;
made commander of the Army of Tennessee
March 12, 1864.
He was active in the Georgia Campaign,
Commanded in the engagement around Atlanta,
and was killed while making a
reconnoissance on July 22, 1864.
General McPherson was the highest ranking
officer killed in action during the Civil War.

 
Erected 1922 by Mattie McPherson Tent No. 46, Daughters of Veterans.
 
Location. 41° 18.541′ N, 82° 58.258′ W. Marker is in Clyde, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is at the intersection of East McPherson Highway (U.S. 20) and East Maple Street (Ohio Route 101), on the left when traveling east on East McPherson Highway. Click for map. Located in the McPherson Cemetery, it is affixed to a statue
James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 29, 2009
2. James Birdseye McPherson Marker
View of the statue of general McPherson with the historical marker affixed to it.
of General McPherson which is situated at the top of a small hill overlooking the front corner entrance to the cemetery and the intersection of the East McPherson Highway (US 20) with East Maple Street (State Route 101). Marker is in this post office area: Clyde OH 43410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McPherson Cemetery (here, next to this marker); General James Birdseye McPherson (within shouting distance of this marker); McPherson Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Seneca John, Noted Chief (approx. 4.6 miles away); Circuit Riders / Bishop John Seybert (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fremont (approx. 7.9 miles away); Indian Gantlet and Race Course (approx. 7.9 miles away); Soldier's Monument (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clyde.
 
More about this marker. Note that, while the dedication plaque identifies it was installed in 1922, the statue itself was dedicated on July 22, 1881. The statue was sculpted by Louis T. Rebisso (1837-1899) and cast in the Cincinnati Art Foundry.
 
Also see . . .
1. James B. McPherson. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia
James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 29, 2009
3. James Birdseye McPherson Marker
View of the historical marker and the statue of General McPherson, marking the grave of General McPherson, in Clyde, Ohio's McPherson Cemetery.
of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. James B. McPherson. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. The McPherson Memorial dedication. A local news article detailing the dedication of this memorial on July 22, 1881. (Submitted on December 13, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
4. James Birdseye McPherson Marker
A similar view of the historical marker and the statue of General McPherson as in Photo #3, only on a much nicer summer day.
James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
5. James Birdseye McPherson Marker
Another view of the McPherson Statue taken on a very nice summer day.
James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
6. James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home
View of the McPherson boyhood home as seen from the James Birdseye McPherson historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 802 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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