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★★ Sedgwick, John

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gentlemanrob

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John “Uncle John” Sedgwick

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Born:
September 13, 1813

Birthplace: Cornwall Connecticut

Father: Benjamin Sedgwick 1781 – 1857
(Buried: Cornwall Hollow Cemetery Cornwall Hollow Connecticut)​

Mother: Olive Collins 1783 – 1859
(Buried: Cornwall Hollow Cemetery Cornwall Hollow Connecticut)​

Signature:
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Education:
1830 – 1831: Attended Cheshire Academy​
1837: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (24th in class)​

Occupation before War:
1837 – 1839: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1839 – 1849: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1847: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry at Battle of Churubusco Mexico​
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1847:
Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of Chapultepec Mexico​
1849 – 1855: Captain, United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1855 – 1861: Major, United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​
Civil War Career:
1861: Lt. Colonel United States Army, 2nd Cavalry Regiment​
1861: Colonel United States Army, 1st Cavalry Regiment​
1861: Served in the Defenses of Washington D.C.​
1861 – 1864: Colonel of United States Army 4th Cavalry Regiment​
1861: Acting Inspector General for Department of Washington, D.C.​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1861 – 1862: Brigade Commander in Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Division Commander during the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Glendale, Virginia​
1862 – 1864: Major General of Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
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1862 – 1863:
Commander of Second Army Corps​
1863: Commander of Ninth Army Corps Army of the Potomac​
1863 – 1864: Commander of Sixth Army Corps Army of the Potomac​
1863: Corps Commander at Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Corps Commander at Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia​
1863: Corps Commander at Battle of Mine Run, Virginia​
1864: Killed by Confederate Sharpshooter at Battle of Spotsylvania​

Died: May 9, 1864

Place of Death: Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 50 years old

Burial Place: Cornwall Hollow Cemetery, Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut
 
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The division He led through the Peninsula, until his wounding at Frayser's Farm,was the same division that was led by Gen. Charles P. Stone until his arrest. He then received his commission as Major General on July 4th, 1862.
 
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"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."

Easily the most famous last words in American history. Truly a shame given Uncle John's record, but he ignored common sense warnings in a vicious battle (whether for troop morale, or ignorance it was a bad call), and posterity has not been kind to him for it.
 
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