Maj. General James Birdseye McPherson, (USA)

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Maj. General James Birdseye McPherson, (USA)

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Birthplace: Green Creek Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, United States
Death: July 22, 1864 (35)
before, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States (Shot on his horse during Battle of Atlanta)
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Son of William McPherson and Cynthia McPherson

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About Maj. General James Birdseye McPherson, (USA)

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James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta and was the highest ranking Union officer killed during the war.

On hearing of his death, his adversary and former West Point classmate, General John Bell Hood, wrote,

"I will record the death of my classmate and boyhood friend, General James B. McPherson, the announcement of which caused me sincere sorrow. Since we had graduated in 1853, and had each been ordered off on duty in different directions, it has not been our fortune to meet. Neither the years nor the difference of sentiment that had led us to range ourselves on opposite sides in the war had lessened my friendship; indeed the attachment formed in early youth was strengthened by my admiration and gratitude for his conduct toward our people in the vicinity of Vicksburg. His considerate and kind treatment of them stood in bright contrast to the course pursued by many Federal officers".

Fort McPherson in the Atlanta, Georgia, area was named in Gen. McPherson's honor on February 20, 1866.

McPherson Square in Washington, D.C., and its Metro rail station are named in the general's honor. At the center of the square is a statue of McPherson on horseback.


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Maj. General James Birdseye McPherson, (USA)'s Timeline

1828
November 14, 1828
Green Creek Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, United States
1864
July 22, 1864
Age 35
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States