Sickles, Daniel, MG

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Major General
Primary Unit
1865-1869, 1st Battalion, 42nd Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1861 - 1869
Major General


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1819
 
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Last Address
New York City

Date of Passing
May 03, 1914
 
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Maj Gen Daniel E. Sickles

Rank and organization:

Major General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and Date: At Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date Of Issue: October 30, 1897.

Citation:

Displayed most conspicuous gallantry on the field vigorously contesting the advance of the enemy and continuing to encourage his troops after being himself severely wounded
   
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Daniel Edgar Sickles (October 20, 1819 – May 3, 1914) was a colorful and controversial American politician, Union General in the American Civil War, and diplomat.

As an antebellum New York politician, Sickles was involved in a number of public scandals, most notably the killing of his wife's lover, Philip Barton Key, son of Francis Scott Key. He was acquitted with the first use of temporary insanity as a legal defense in U.S. history. He became one of the most prominent political generals of the Civil War. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he insubordinately moved his III Corps to a position in which it was virtually destroyed, an action that continues to generate controversy in the present day. His combat career ended at Gettysburg when his leg was struck by cannon fire.

After the war, Sickles commanded military districts during Reconstruction, served as U.S. Minister to Spain, and eventually returned to the U.S. Congress, where he made important legislative contributions to the preservation of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

   
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 Unit Assignments
Army of the PotomacU.S. Army1st Battalion, 42nd Infantry Regiment
  1861-1861, Army of the Potomac
  1861-1862, Army of the Potomac
  1862-1865, Civil War Military Units
  1865-1869, 1st Battalion, 42nd Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1861-1865 Civil War
  1862-1862 Fredericksburg Campaign (1862)/Battle of Fredericksburg 11 to 15 December 1862
  1863-1863 Gettysburg Campaign (1863)/Battle of Gettysburg
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New York University
  1842-1846, New York University
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