Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Located Gettysburg National Military Park East of Sedgewick Avenue Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Modeled 1910. 1912. Dedicated June 19, 1913
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0104, 1989.
Monumental News, Oct. 1913, pg. 713.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Monumental News, Oct. 1913, cover.
H K Bush-Brown / BUREAU BRO'S/BRONZE FOUNDERS/PHILA. PA (On front of base:) SEDGWICK (On right side of base:) ERECTED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT/IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE SERVICE/GIVEN TO THE NATION BY HER HONORED SON/JOHN SEDGWICK/LOYAL CITIZEN, ILLUSTRIOUS SOLDIER,/BELOVED COMMANDER (On left side of base:) MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK/IN COMMAND OF/THE SIXTH CORPS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC/AT CHANCELLORSVILLE, GETTYSBURG,/THE WILDERNESS, AND SPOTSYLVANIA/BORN AT CORNWALL, CONN. SEPTEMBER 13TH 1813/KILLED AT SPOTSYLVANIA, VA MAY 9TH 1864 signed Founder's mark appears.
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An equestrian portrait of General Sedgwick and his mount, Handsome Joe, soon after their arrival on the battlefield during the afternoon of July 2, 1863. The general is shown looking over the battlefield toward the Wheatfield and Sherfy Peach yard. The general wears his hat and carries his sword on his left side. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular base adorned with bronze plaques. It is installed near the location of Sedgwick's headquarters during the battle.