John Sedgwick

Military Person

1813 – 1864

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Who was John Sedgwick?

John Sedgwick was a teacher, a career military officer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War. He was the highest ranking Union casualty in the Civil War, killed by a sharpshooter at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

Famous Quotes:

  • They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.

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Born
Sep 13, 1813
Cornwall
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • United States Military Academy
Lived in
  • Connecticut
Died
May 9, 1864
Spotsylvania County

Submitted
on July 23, 2013