- Town:PA Gettysburg
Year of creation:1912
- Rider(s):Sedgwick, John
(1813 –1864) was a teacher, a career military officer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War. He was the highest ranking Union casualty in the Civil War, killed by a sniper at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Sedgwick’s reputation was that of a solid, dependable, but relatively unaggressive general. He was well liked by his soldiers, who referred to him affectionately as “Uncle John”. His death was met by universal sorrow; even Robert E. Lee expressed his sadness over the fate of an old friend. George G. Meade wept at the news. Ulysses S. Grant characterized Sedgwick as one who “was never at fault when serious work was to be done” and he told his staff that the loss for him was worse than that of an entire division.
- Sculptor(s):Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke
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