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Cornwall in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Major General John Sedgwick

 
 
Major General John Sedgwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
1. Major General John Sedgwick Marker
Inscription.  
This memorial including ordnance
used in the Mexican and Civil Wars and
given by the government of the
United States is in honour of
Major General John Sedgwick
Commander of the Sixth Corps
Army of the Potomac
who gave his life for the
preservation of the Union.

A skilled soldier, a brave
leader, a beloved commander
and a loyal gentleman.

The fittest place where man can die
is where man dies for man.

[ Back of Monument: ]
Vera Cruz
Cerro Gordo
Puebla
Cherubusco
Molino del Rey
Mexico

Fair Oaks
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Gettysburg
the Wilderness
Spottsylvania

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 53.85′ N, 73° 16.97′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Cornwall Hollow Road (Connecticut Route 43) and Ford Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on Cornwall Hollow Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Cornwall Hollow Rd, West Cornwall CT 06796, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Rear of Sedgwick Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
2. Rear of Sedgwick Monument
The rear of the memorial lists battles that Gen. Sedgwick participated in during the Mexican War and the Civil War.
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Goshen M.E. Church Doorstep (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cornwall Korea – Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cornwall World War I – World War II Veterans Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cornwall (approx. 4.4 miles away); Scion of the Charter Oak (approx. 4˝ miles away); First Foreign Mission School (approx. 4˝ miles away); This Tree (approx. 4˝ miles away); Milton F. "Mike" Dusek Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Memorials and markers to John Sedgwick
 
Also see . . .  Biography of John Sedgwick. (Submitted on November 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Major General John Sedgwick Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
3. Major General John Sedgwick Monument
Relief Image of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick from Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
4. Relief Image of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick from Monument
Cannon from Sedgwick Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
5. Cannon from Sedgwick Monument
The cannon and cannon balls surrounding the memorial were used in the Mexican and Civil Wars.
Sedgwick Monument and Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
6. Sedgwick Monument and Grave
The gravesite of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick can be seen in the background to the right.
Grave of John Sedgwick image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
7. Grave of John Sedgwick
Maj. Gen. Sedgwick is buried in Cornwall Hollow Cemetery, located across the road from the monument.
Sedgwick Grave Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
8. Sedgwick Grave Inscription
Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick
Born in
Cornwall Hollow
Sept. 13, 1813,
Killed near
Spottsylvania C.H., Va.
May 9, 1864
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Major General John Sedgwick of 2nd Regular Army Cavalry Regiment image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
9. Major General John Sedgwick of 2nd Regular Army Cavalry Regiment
Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, between 1861 and 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,269 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 2, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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