Philip Henry Sheridan was one of the greatest Union generals of the War between the States. Yet, before this brilliant leader was able to win battles, he had to win a victory over himself. Young Phil was a headstrong and willful youngster whose solution to all of boyhood's difficulties was to attack with his fists. Resolved to gain self-control, Sheridan rose in stature as a careful, deliberate strategist as well as a fearless, daring fighter. This is a story filled with the drama, sights, and sounds of the war that restored the Union. But more than that, it is a colorful picture of a captivating personality, who became known as the last of the great American cavalry men.