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Russell Leonard's famous horse

Updated: Jun 8, 2021

In his speech of September 22, 1880, General Garfield stated the following to the President and others:

"To have known some of the men who are named here was a liberal education in itself. To have known Phil Sheridan's horse yonder, was to make a great acquaintance, of large inspiration, but to have known Phil on his horse, was to have an epitome from the glory of war, and the sublimity of victory."

(Source: James A. Garfield. His Speeches at Home. 1880, by Carpenter, C.S.).


In the book, "History of St. Clair County, Michigan", the following mention of the same horse is made:

From this source we learn that Sheridan's famous horse once belonged to Russell Leonard of Burtchville, St. Clair County, Michigan.




There are dozens of books about Phil Sheridan and his horse. Click here to see some!


See also, the statue dedicated in the dynamic duo's honor, located in East Capitol Park, Albany:




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