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Major General John Sedgwick

 
 
Major General John Sedgwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. Major General John Sedgwick Marker
Inscription.
US Volunteers
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the United States Military Academy on the plain, across from Trophy Point. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
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 Nation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Point Benches (about 300 feet away); Battery Sherburne
Sedgwick Statue at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Sedgwick Statue at West Point
The statue of Major General John Sedgwick is on the Plain at West Point. It supposedly was cast from a Confederate cannon captured by the 6th Corps.
(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 North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
John Sedgwick at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. John Sedgwick at West Point
Death of Sedgwick Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. Death of Sedgwick Relief
The back of the statue contains a relief plaque depicting the death of Gen. Sedgwick in Spotsylvania Court House, Va. Sedgwick was the highest ranking Union officer to die on a Civil War battlefield.
Spurs of Major General John Sedgwick image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
5. Spurs of Major General John Sedgwick
According to legend, a cadet that is deficient in academics can visit the Sedgwick Monument in full dress and under arms at midnight the night before the term-end examination. If the cadet spins the rowels on the monumentís spurs (seen in the photo), it will bring good luck which, hopefully, will result in the cadet passing the test.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,322 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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