IN THE FIELD, GAYLESVILLE, ALA., October 26, 1864.
. . . Sheridan, as you rightly say, the poor Irish boy of Perry County, is also making his mark. I applied once to Governor Dennison to make him a Colonel, and he would not — but Sheridan is like Grant, a persevering terrier dog and won't be shaken off. He too, is honest, modest, plucky and smart enough. It is strange that to Ohio sons, Grant, Sheridan and Sherman, the State has given the cold shoulder, so that neither of them claims it as their home, though the state of their nativity. . . .
SOURCE: M. A. DeWolfe Howe, Editor, Home Letters of General Sherman, p. 314