General James Birdseye McPherson

General James Birdseye McPherson (HML7U)

Location: Clyde, OH 43410 Sandusky County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 18.527', W 82° 58.269'

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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.
HM NumberHML7U
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number9-72
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Scotts Company-Founded by a Civil War Veteran, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 334995 N 4574909
Decimal Degrees41.30878333, -82.97115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.527', W 82° 58.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 31.62" N, 82° 58' 16.14" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 E McPherson Hwy, Clyde OH 43410, US
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