"Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan"

Joseph Wheelan

About the Program

Joseph Wheelan recounts the life of Union General Philip Sheridan (1831-1888), whose Cavalry Corps forced the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse.  The author recalls General Sheridan's military tactics and his post-war career, which included command of the U.S. Army.  Philip Sheridan speaks at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, North Carolina.

About the Authors

Joseph Wheelan

Joseph Wheelan is the author of several books, including Jefferson's Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary.   He is a former editor and reporter for the Associated Press.  For more information, visit,

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"Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan"

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Past Airings

  • Friday, November 23rd at 9:30am (ET)
  • Thursday, November 22nd at 3:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, October 21st at 7:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, October 20th at 4pm (ET)
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