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Sheridan

[sher-i-dn] /ˈʃɛr ɪ dn/
noun
1.
Philip Henry, 1831–88, Union general in the Civil War.
2.
Richard Brinsley
[brinz-lee] /ˈbrɪnz li/ (Show IPA),
1751–1816, Irish dramatist and political leader.
3.
a city in N Wyoming.
4.
a male given name.
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Sheridan

/ˈʃɛrɪdən/
noun
1.
Philip Henry. 1831–88, American Union cavalry commander in the Civil War. He forced Lee's surrender to Grant (1865)
2.
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)
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Sheridan

city, seat (1888) of Sheridan county, northern Wyoming, U.S., at the confluence of Big Goose and Little Goose creeks, on the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains near the Montana border. It was founded in 1882 and named for General Philip H. Sheridan, Union cavalry leader during the American Civil War. Not until a series of wars subdued the Cheyenne, Sioux, and Crow was the area well settled. The arrival of the railroad (1892) and the discovery of coal stimulated its growth.

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