On March 6, 1831, Philip Sheridan, one of the greatest Union generals on the American Civil War, was born. We know he was the son of Irish immigrants, but his place of birth is uncertain, with Albany, New York; somewhere in Ohio; at sea; and County Cavan, Ireland, all rumored as his birthplace. Less uncertain is his place among Union generals; he was one of the finest of the war.
Development of the M551 Sheridan began in 1959. It's program was known as the AR/AAV or Armored Reconnaissance / Airborne Assault Vehicle. First prototypes were built in 1962 and production commenced in 1966. Vehicle is named in honor to Civil War General Philip Sheridan.
Gouverneur Kemble Warren (January 8, 1830 – August 8, 1882) civil engineer & prominent general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for arranging the last-minute defense of Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg & is often referred to as the "Hero of Little Round Top." His subsequent service as a corps commander was ruined during the Battle of Five Forks, when he was relieved of command by Philip Sheridan. Warren was born in Cold Spring, New York