Correspondence of John Sedgwick, Major General (Vols. I & II) [NOOK Book]

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The last words of Major General John Sedgwick as he strode in front of his men in the open at Spotsylvania were, "What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? Why are you dodging like this? They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."

In an instant, he was struck down by a Confederate sharpshooter from 1,000 ...
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Correspondence of John Sedgwick, Major General (Vols. I & II)

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The last words of Major General John Sedgwick as he strode in front of his men in the open at Spotsylvania were, "What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? Why are you dodging like this? They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."

In an instant, he was struck down by a Confederate sharpshooter from 1,000 yards.

Much loved by his men and his comrades in arms, even Robert E. Lee expressed sorrow at the death of an old friend. General George Meade wept and Grant said losing Sedgwick was worse than losing a division. He was wounded several times in battle and was considered a very solid commander.

When moved to a new command, his old division presented him with a sword made in Europe costing $1,000.

From the Mexican War through his death in 1864, here are the letters of this little-written-about general. Both volumes are presented here with letters to his family and comrades.

For the first time, this long-out-of-print book is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.

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  • BN ID: 2940149386659
  • Publisher: Big Byte Books
  • Publication date: 6/5/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 193 KB

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