Guide to the John Sedgwick Papers

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Guide to the John Sedgwick Papers, 1863

Collection number: Wyles SC 201

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    31 October 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Sedgwick Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1863
Collection Number: Wyles SC 201
Creator: Sedgwick (John)
Extent: .02 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

John Sedgwick Papers. Wyles SC 201. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains one carte de visite photo of John Sedgwick, Civil War Union General, 6th Army Corps, and a 13 page handwritten report by him, to Brig. Gen. S. Williams of the Army of the Potomac, concerning movements of the 6th Army Corps around Fredericksburg, Virginia, from April 28 to May 5, 1863.
The Union forces at Fredericksburg were commanded by Gen. Joseph Hooker and the Confederate forces were under Gen. Stonewall Jackson. In the report Gen. Sedgwick describes the attack of the 6th upon the heights of Fredericksburg, the horrific losses suffered, and pursuit by the 6th of the Confederate troops towards Chancellorsville. His report concludes as follows:
The losses of the 6th Corps in these operations were 4,925 killed, wounded and missing. We captured from the Enemy, according to the best information, five Battle Flags, fifteen pieces of Artillery, and 1,400 prisoners, including many officers of rank. No material of any kind belonging to the Corps fell into the hands of the Enemy except two wagons and a forge that were passing through Fredericksburg at the time of its reoccupation by his Forces. I must add in closing that the conduct of the Troops from the first crossing of the River until our return at Banks Ford was such as merit my heartiest approbation.

Collection Contents

Box

One carte de visite photo of John Sedgwick, Civil War Union General and a 13 page handwritten report by him, to Brig. Gen. S. Williams of the Army of the Potomac, 1863