Full Name: John Sedgwick |
Born: September 13, 1813
Place of Birth: Cornwall Hollow, CT
North or South: North
Other Professions: He was a teacher who was involved in the Mexican War, cavalry duty, and frontier duty.
War Service Highlights: He commanded the Sixth Corps at Chancellorsville.
Nickname: "Uncle John"
Died: May 9, 1864
Place of Death: Spotsylvania, Virginia
Interesting Facts: Sedgwick was insulting the Confederates by saying that they "couldn't hit an elephant at a this distance", while he was in the battle of Spotsylvania. One second later a sniper's bullet hit him right under his left eye, killing him.