James Birdseye McPherson

James Birdseye McPherson (HMDHD)

Location: Clyde, OH 43410 Sandusky County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 18.541', W 82° 58.258'

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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.
Year Placed1922
Placed ByMattie McPherson Tent No. 46, Daughters of Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 335011 N 4574935
Decimal Degrees41.30901667, -82.97096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.541', W 82° 58.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 32.46" N, 82° 58' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 E McPherson Hwy, Clyde OH 43410, US
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