Sedgwick, John MG USA

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#1
AFAICT the highest ranking Union general to be killed in battle, 9 May 1864.
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." Moments later a Confederate rifleman shot him in the head from a great distance, and he died. His chief of staff, Gen. Martin T. McMahon wrote a detailed account of Gen. Sedgwick's last moments.
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I think a lot of new ground was broken during the USCW, including the range at which sharpshooters could take out a target.
 



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