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★★ Sickles ,Daniel E.

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gentlemanrob

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Major General Daniel Edgar Sickles
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Born: October 20, 1819

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Father: George Garrett Sickles 1800 – 1887
(Buried: Beechwoods Cemetery New Rochelle New York)​

Mother: Susan Marsh 1799 – 1878
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​

Wife: Teresa DaPonte Bagioli 1836 – 1867
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​

Wife: Carmina Creagh 1840 – 1919

Children:

Laura Buchanan Sickles 1853 – 1891​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)​
George Stanton Sickles 1872 – 1939​
Elizabeth Sickles 1894 – 1981​
Signature:
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Education:

Attended New York University​
Apprenticed as a Printer​
Studied law at office of Attorney Benjamin F. Butler – (Not CW Gen.)​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in New York City, New York​
1847: Member of New York State Assembly​
Served as Major in 12th Regiment of New York State Militia​
1853: Corporation Attorney of New York City, New York​
1853 – 1855: Secretary of U.S. Legation at London​
1853 – 1855: Wore his militia uniform while serving in London​
1856 – 1857: New York State Senator​
Censured by New York Assembly for escorting prostitute in Chamber​
1857 – 1861: U.S. Congressman from New York​
1859: Killed Philip Barton Key II​
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Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of 70th New York Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Congress refused to confirm his commission as General​
1862: Used his political connections to receive his recommission​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Commander of Excelsior Brigade at Battle of Seven Pines​
1862: Recruiter of troops in New York during Second Bull Run​
1862: Stationed on lower Potomac during Battle of Antietam​
Friend and Ally to Major General Joseph Hooker​
1862: His division was held in reserve Battle of Fredericksburg​
1863 – 1865: Major General Union Army Volunteers​
Sickles Leg Bone, on display at National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2007, Wikipedia, by HLJ.
1863: Commander 3rd Army Corps Army of the Potomac​
1863: Showed his ability to command at Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Known for his role at the Battle of Gettysburg, PA​
1863: Wounded in right leg causing amputation at Gettysburg​
Received Brevets in United States Army as Brig and Major General​
1865: Sent on Secret Confidential mission to Colombia​
1865 – 1867: Commander of South Carolina and Second Military Dist.​
1866–1869: Colonel United States Army 42nd Infantry Veteran Reserves​
1869: Retired from United States Army as Major General​

Occupation after War:

1869 – 1874: United States Minister to Spain​
1876: Helped Rutherford B. Hayes get elected President​
1888 – 1889: Chairman New York State Civil Service Commission​
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1890: Sheriff of New York City, New York​
Chairman of New York Monuments Commission​
1893 – 1895: U.S. Congressman from New York​
Sponsor of legislation to form Gettysburg National Military Park​
1897: Recipient of the Medal of Honor for his role at Gettysburg​

Died: May 3, 1914

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

Age at time of Death: 94 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

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rpkennedy

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I have to confess to a guilty affection for Dirty Dan -- an interesting, if not exactly admirable figure. His greatest achievement by far was godfathering the Gettysburg National Military Park.
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"The whole d*mn Park is my Memorial!"​

And Happy Birthday 20th of October, ... and all who sail in her.
Sickles gets a bad rap but he wasn't that bad. He was arrogant, rash, hot-headed, and generally a jerk but he was a competent general and personally brave.

Ryan
 
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Sickles, Hooker and Butterfield must have been "party animals". Their headquarters were turned into a combination bar + brothel with Sickles headquarters being considered the worst.
 
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