Major General John Sedgwick Monument (Gettysburg)

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Major General John Sedgwick Monument - Gettysburg NMP, Pennsylvania - ©Michael Kendra, taken between 1999 and 2005.

Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania

Location: Sedgwick Avenue

Map Coordinates: +39° 47' 46.32", -77° 14' 2.04"

Part of: VI Corps, AoP

Biography: John Sedgwick

Monument Text

(Inscription South Side)

Erected By The State Of Connecticut
In Grateful Memory Of The Service
Given To The Nation By Her Honored Son
John Sedgwick
Loyal Citizen, Illustrious Soldier
Beloved Commander

(Inscription North Side)

Major General John Sedgwick
In Command Of
The Sixth Corp Army Of The Potomac
At Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
The Wilderness, And Spotsylvania
Born At Cornwall, Conn. September 13th 1813
Killed At Spotsylvania, Va. May 9th 1864

Monument Details

Artist: Bush-Brown, Henry K., sculptor; Bureau Brothers, founder; Davis Granite Company, carver; Norcross Brothers, fabricator

Dedicated: June 19, 1913

Dimensions: Sculpture: H. 15 ft.; Base: 6 ft. x 12 ft. x 5 ft. 6 in.

Description: A bronze equestrian portrait of General Sedgwick and his mount, Handsome Joe, soon after their arrival on the battlefield during the afternoon of July 2, 1863. The general is shown looking over the battlefield toward the Wheatfield and Sherfy Peach yard. The general wears his hat and carries his sword on his left side. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular Stony Creek granite base adorned with bronze plaques. It is installed near the location of Sedgwick's headquarters during the battle.

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