Cornwall Hollow, Litchfield, Connecticut
Grave of Maj Gen John Sedgwick, New Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut, July 1906
Monument to Maj Gen John Sedgwick, Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut, photo June 1906
Inscription front side:
Inscriptions on back side - Sedgwick's battle engagements:
Newer photos, courtesy Grace (Kronmiller) Kehlet:
General John Sedgwick's House at Cornwall (behind the cemetery)
Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania
Monument to Maj Gen John Sedgwick, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Inscription right (south, visible) side:
ERECTED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Inscription left (north, hidden) side:
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK
Monument to Maj Gen John Sedgwick, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, photo July 1963
United States Military Academy, West Point, Orange, New York
Monument to Maj Gen John Sedgwick, United States Military Academy, West Point
"This memorial to Major General John Sedgwick from the members of his last command, the 6th Army Corps, was dedicated in 1868. Sedgwick was an 1837 USMA graduate who fought in many of the major battles of the Mexican War. During the Civil War Battle of the Wilderness, he rallied his soldiers to victory. Sedgwick was later killed at the Battle of Spottsylvania in 1864. His statue reportedly was cast from the Confederate cannon captured by his 6th Corps."
"Legend holds that if a cadet is deficient in academics, the cadet should go to the monument at midnight the night before the term-end examination, in full dress, under arms, and spin the rowels on the monument’s spurs. With luck, the cadet will pass the test."
Monument to Maj Gen John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania, Virginia, photo abt 1995
THE DEATH OF SEDGWICK
Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, commander of the Sixth Corps, was one of the most popular senior officers in the Army of the Potomac. On the morning of May 9, 1864, Sedgwick arrived here to direct some minor redeployment of his troops. Ignoring warnings from his chief-of-staff, Sedgwick stalked about admonishing his men to cease worrying about the occasional fire of Confederate sharpshooters concealed in the woodline far to your front. "I am ashamed of you. dodging that way," scolded Segdwick. "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." Shortly thereafter, a bullet slammed into the General's face, killing him almost instantly.
See also this account of The Death of General John Sedgwick
Liberty Ship SS John Sedgwick, built during World War II
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