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army officer

John Sedgwick, American army officer. Served with artillery United States Army during Seminole War, assisted in moving Cherokee Indians West of the Mississippi River.

Background

Sedgwick, John was born on September 13, 1813 in Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut, United States. Son of Benjamin and Olive (Collins) Sedgwick.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1837.

Career

Major 1st Regt; general United States Volunteers, 1862. Major general United States Volunteers in command 9th Corps, 1862, transferred to command 6th Corps, 1863.

Membership

Served with artillery United States Army during Seminole War, assisted in moving Cherokee Indians West of the Mississippi River.

Connections

father:
Benjamin Sedgwick

mother:
Olive (Collins) Sedgwick