Civil War Anecdote

Union General John Sedgwick
Union General John Sedgwick

Union General John Sedgwick Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia on the 9th of May, 1864 rode his mount forward to an elevated spot between his troops and Confederates.

Pickets warned him that Confederate snipers were out.

General Sedgewick brushed off the nervous nellies, ‘they couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance……’, at that very moment a Confederate sniper scored a fatal shot to Sedgewick’s head.

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