Clyde in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
James Birdseye McPherson
James Birdseye McPherson
Born at Clyde, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1828,
Graduated from West Point, 1853;
Appoited Brevet Second Lieutenant of
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1882.
Location. 41° 18.541′ N, 82° 58.258′ W. Marker is in Clyde Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clyde OH 43410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McPherson Cemetery (here, next to this marker); General James Birdseye McPherson (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to McPherson Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); George Burton Meek (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Revolutionay War Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neal D. Fowler (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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 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. (Submitted on December 13, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on June 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.