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Sher·i·dan(shĕr′ĭ-dn), Philip Henry 1831-1888.
American Union general. Active in the Chattanooga (1863) and Wilderness (1864) campaigns, he routed Confederate forces at the Battle of Five Forks (1865).
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley 1751-1816.
British playwright and politician known for his satirical comedies of manners, including The Rivals (1775), which features the catachrestic character Mrs. Malaprop.
1. (Biography) Philip Henry. 1831–88, American Union cavalry commander in the Civil War. He forced Lee's surrender to Grant (1865)
2. (Biography) Richard Brinsley (ˈbrɪnzlɪ). 1751–1816, Irish dramatist, politician, and orator, noted for his comedies of manners The Rivals (1775), School for Scandal (1777), and The Critic (1779)
Sher•i•dan(ˈʃɛr ɪ dn)
1. Philip Henry, 1831–88, U.S. general.
2. Richard Brinsley, 1751–1816, Irish playwright and political leader.