West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General John Sedgwick
Colonel 4th Cavalry U.S. Army
Born Sep. 13, 1813
Killed in Battle at Spotsylvania
May 9, 1864
While in command of the 6th Corps
Army of the Potomac
The Sixth Army Corps in loving admiration of its commander dedicates this statue to his memory.
Erected 1868 by The Sixth Army Corps.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1911.
Location. 41° 23.669′ N, 73° 57.397′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Washington Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of the United States Military Academy on the plain, across from Trophy Point. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome To Trophy Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Wars that Shaped the Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); Wars That Shaped the NationWest Point Benches (about 300 feet away); Battery Sherburne (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Wars That Shaped the Nation (about 400 feet away); 150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina – January 15, 1865 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
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 April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.