A statue honoring Civil War Gen. Sheridan (photo above) is located in Christopher Park (photo below), not Sheridan Square, which is located nearby.  Typical Village street confusion.

  The Yellowstone Park advocate, and one time NRA president incidentally has no connection to the Village. He claimed in his memoirs that he was born in Albany, but other possibilities that have been cited and documented are Somerset, Ohio (where he grew up); Boston; and onboard a ship sailing to New York from Ireland. One biographer points out that Sheridan harbored presidential ambitions from an early age and could have deliberately claimed a U.S. birthplace to retain eligibility for the office.

  Sheridan and his wife moved to Washington, D.C. in 1872. They lived in a house given to them by Chicago citizens in appreciation for Sheridan's protection of the city after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

  Popular culture correctly credits Sheridan with saying "The only good Indian is a dead Indian." He was appointed by President Grant to lord over the Great Plains after the Civil War.

  His burial at Arlington National Cemetery in 1888 helped elevate Arlington to national prominence.