- Aug 16, 2015
My understanding is that Sickles does not have a monument at Gettysburg. There is one to the Excelsior Brigade, which he raised and briefly comanded.I generally use it as the opposite counter point when people start lambasting Lee for his mistakes. Surprisingly not a single general was perfect in that conflict. It's so odd! I'm sure this all has to do with the circles we run in and the focus of those conversations.
It's interesting to note Sickles also has a monument. Not that this is an argument for or against Pickett having one, but food for thought.