|John Sedgwick was killed on May 9, 1864.|
(Library of Congress collection)
Wounded in the wrist, leg and shoulder at the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862, Sedgwick recovered in this house before returning to the army about two months later. He's buried about a half-mile from his old residence, in Cornwall Hollow Cemetery, under a 8 1/2-foot marker that includes the emblem of the Sixth Corps of the Army of Potomac. Privately owned today, the Sedgwick house, almost hidden by shrubs and trees, looks much like it did more than 100 years ago.
(1) "Dedication Of The Equestrian Statue Of Major-General John Sedgwick, Erected on the Battlefield of Gettysburg," 1913, Page 52.
|Left: An early-20th century view of John Sedgwick's gravestone. Right: The marker in|
Cornwall Hollow (Conn.) Cemetery today.
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