Saturday, April 15, 2017

Video: Two minutes at the Connecticut grave of 'Uncle John'

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On May 15, 1864, six days after he was killed at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va., Union Major General John Sedgwick was buried here in Cornwall Hollow, Conn. "The ceremonies were simple, orderly and in appropriate taste," a witness wrote. "Two or three eloquent and soul-moving addresses, suited to the occasion, were made by the clergymen present, and then, after the immense throng had been indulged with a look at the manly face of the noble soldier, his remains were borne to their final resting place by a respectable company of gentlemen from among his fellow townspeople without ostentation ..."


-- Hartford Courant, May 18, 1864

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