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.
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. Touch for map. Located in the McPherson Cemetery, it is affixed to a statue
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). 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 (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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 863 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.