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Major General John Sedgwick

 
 
Major General John Sedgwick Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Major General John Sedgwick Memorial
Inscription.  (Left):
Major General John Sedgwick
in command of
the Sixth Corps Army of the Potomac
at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania
born at Cornwall, Conn. September 13th 1813
killed at Spotsylvania, Va. May 9th 1864

(Right):
Erected by the State of Connecticut
in grateful memory of the service
given to the nation by her honored son
John Sedgwick
loyal citizen, illustrious soldier,
beloved commander

 
Erected 1913 by State of Connecticut.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1864.
 
Location. 39° 47.772′ N, 77° 14.031′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Massachusetts Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting
Major General John Sedgwick Marker from below Sedgwick Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, May 4, 2014
2. Major General John Sedgwick Marker from below Sedgwick Avenue
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distance of this marker); 7th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Massachusetts Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .  General John Sedgwick. A short biography of "Uncle John," as he was known to his men. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Front of Monument with State Crest image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Front of Monument with State Crest
Left Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Left Side Plaque
Right Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Right Side Plaque
Major General John Sedgwick Equestrian Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. Major General John Sedgwick Equestrian Statue
Major General John Sedgwick image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2003
7. Major General John Sedgwick
Closeup of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
8. Closeup of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick Statue
Major General John Sedgwick with May redbuds in bloom image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, May 4, 2014
9. Major General John Sedgwick with May redbuds in bloom
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 5, 2014, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   9. submitted on May 5, 2014, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.

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