Scene of Sedgwick's Death
John Sedgwick (September 13, 1813 – May 9, 1864) was a teacher, a career military officer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War. His death at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House is often considered a well known tale of irony.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 8) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman