John Sedgwick

1813 - 1864

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John Sedgwick (September 13, 1813 – May 9, 1864) was a military officer and Union Army general during the American Civil War. He was wounded three times at the Battle of Antietam while leading his division in an unsuccessful assault against Confederate forces, causing him to miss the Battle of Fredericksburg. Under his command, the VI Corps played an important role in the Chancellorsville Campaign by engaging Confederate troops at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of Salem Church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Sedgwick has received more than 617,626 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John Sedgwick is the 1,370th most popular military personnel (down from 1,135th in 2019), the 6,965th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,965th in 2019) and the 108th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, John Sedgwick ranks 1,370 out of 1,466Before him are Oliver Hazard Perry, Abu Ali al-Anbari, Hyman G. Rickover, Richard Marcinko, John Bell Hood, and Malik Ambar. After him are Antonio Luna, Nathan Hale, Stanley A. McChrystal, James Stockdale, Frank Buckles, and John André.

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Among people born in 1813, John Sedgwick ranks 59Before him are Edmond de Sélys Longchamps, Otto Jahn, Isaac Pitman, Franz Delitzsch, Félix María Zuloaga, and Karel Sabina. After him are Gennady Nevelskoy, John Rae, Stephen Mallory, and Lot M. Morrill. Among people deceased in 1864, John Sedgwick ranks 57Before him are Anna Harrison, Rudolf Wagner, William T. Anderson, Walter Savage Landor, José Justo Corro, and Jacques Jasmin. After him are Juris Alunāns, Roger B. Taney, John Clare, Leonidas Polk, William Smith O'Brien, and Henry Schoolcraft.

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Among people born in United States, John Sedgwick ranks 6,965 out of 15,968Before him are Tiffani Thiessen (1974), Ramsey Lewis (1935), Mark Henry (1971), Steve Forbes (1947), Christopher Cassidy (1970), and Arthur Alexander (1940). After him are Kathy Acker (1947), Miguel Sandoval (1951), Florence Bascom (1862), Justin Hartley (1977), Seán Patrick O'Malley (1944), and Christina Milian (1981).


Among military personnels born in United States, John Sedgwick ranks 108Before him are Frederick Townsend Ward (1831), Richard S. Ewell (1817), Eddie Rickenbacker (1890), Oliver Hazard Perry (1785), Richard Marcinko (1940), and John Bell Hood (1831). After him are Nathan Hale (1755), Stanley A. McChrystal (1954), James Stockdale (1923), Frank Buckles (1901), Christy Mathewson (1880), and James Joseph Dresnok (1941).