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

General James Birdseye McPherson

 
 
General James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
1. General James Birdseye McPherson Marker
Inscription. Side A : "General James Birdseye McPherson" James Birdseye McPherson was born in Hamer's Corners (now Clyde) on November 14, 1828. He left this house at age 13 to work in nearby Green Springs. He attended Norwalk Academy and West Point, where he graduated first in the class of 1853. Early in the Civil War, he was appointed by General Ulysses S. Grant to command the Army of the Tennessee. He received the rank of Major General with the United States Volunteers in October 1862 and was promoted to Brigadier General in the Regular Army in August 1863. He was killed in action during the battle of Atlanta, Georgia on July 22, 1864. General McPherson was the youngest and highest ranking Union officer killed in the Civil War. He is buried in the local McPherson Cemetery. This McPherson home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Scotts Company-Founded by a Civil War Veteran, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 18.527′ N, 82° 58.269′ W. Marker is in Clyde, Ohio, in Sandusky County.
General James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
2. General James Birdseye McPherson Marker
View looking north of the historical marker at it's location across the street (US 20) from the McPherson Cemetery. Just beyond the old gate to the McPherson Cemetery, on the top of a small hill in the front of the cemetery, is a view of the statue of General McPherson that marks his gravesite.
Marker is at the intersection of East McPherson Highway (U.S. 20) and East Maple Street (Ohio Route 101), on the right when traveling east on East McPherson Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 E. McPherson Highway, 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 (a few steps from this marker); 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.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
General James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
3. General James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home
View from the McPherson gravesite, looking south across US 20, at the boyhood home of General McPherson. The historical marker is across the street and to the left (east) of the house, almost directly across the street from the left column of the cemetery gate.
General James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
4. General James Birdseye McPherson Marker
View looking east of the front of the McPherson Home, with the historical marker seen at the front of the house, slightly down the street from the house.
General James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
5. General James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home
View looking east at the west side of the McPherson boyhood home.
General James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
6. General James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home
View looking northeast of the southwest corner of the McPherson boyhood home, with a distant view if the McPherson Cemetery just beyond the house to the left.
General James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
7. General James Birdseye McPherson Boyhood Home
View of the northwest corner of the McPherson Home and the McPherson Cemetery beyond.
General James Birdseye McPherson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
8. General James Birdseye McPherson Marker
View of the plaque on the front of the McPherson Home indicating that the house is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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