Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected to commemorate this spot where Maj Genl John Sedgwick, U.S. Vols. Commanding Sixth Army Corps was killed in action on the morning of the 9th of May 1864.
(East face): A tribute to a beloved Commander by the survivors of his Corps and their friends.
(South face): Dedicated May 12th, 1887, the 23rd Anniversary of the heaviest days of fighting at Spottsylvania.
Genl. John Sedgwick
Born Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Conn.
September 18th, 1813.
Cadet U. S. Mil. Acmy. July 1st, 1833.
2nd. Lieut. 2nd Arty. July 1st, 1837.
1st. Lieut. " " April 19th, 1839.
Captain " " Jany. 26th, 1849.
Major, 1st. Cavly, March 8th, 1855.
Lieut. Col. 2nd Cavly, March 18th, 1861.
Colonel, 1st. Cavly. April 25th, 1861.
Brig. Genl. U.S. Vols. August 31st, 1861
Maj. Genl. U.S. Vols. July 4, 1862.
Erected 1887 by 6th Army Corps survivors and their friends.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 8, 1864.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Death of Sedgwick (here, next to this marker); Laurel Hill Trail (here, next to this marker); Laurel Hill (a few steps from this marker); The Race for Spotsylvania Court House (a few steps from this marker); Spotsylvania Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Death of Sedgwick (a few steps from this marker); A Different Kind of War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Memorials and markers to John Sedgwick
Also see . . . John Sedgwick - 1813-1864. Sedgwick was affectionately known to his men as "Uncle John." (Submitted on August 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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