Monday, August 22, 2005
Where Exactly Is General Sheridan's Old Town Home?
NOB HILL--A guest blogger on the Duke City Fix has just posted a link to the New York Public Library Digital Gallery...an interesting selection of vintage postcards. One of them is of General Phil Sheridan's home in Old Town. It is his wife's house, actually. Does anyone know of the exact location of this house? It sure deserves to be noted somewhere.
When I was a college student in Chicago I remember a magnificent statue of Sheridan on his horse. That was the extent of my knowledge at that time.
General Sheridan is most famous for 2 things: his remark (later denied) that "The only good Indian is a dead one." and his laying waste to the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. He believed in total warfare.
I am not sure that the General himself ever lived here, although he was Commander-In-Chief of the US Army during the time of Geronimo's surrender at Skeleton Canyon. He died in 1888. The postcard was copyrighted in 1902. Maybe his wife lived here after his death. In any case, I wish I knew more about an Albuquerque connection.
Any help out there?