John Sedgwick, an American soldier, born in Cornwall, Conn., Sept. 13, 1813, killed at Spottsylvania Court House, Va., May 9, 1864. He graduated at West Point in 1837, was appointed second lieutenant in the second artillery, served in Florida, in the removal of the Cherokee nation, and on the northern frontier, and became first lieutenant in 1839. In the war with Mexico he was successively bre-vetted captain and major for gallantry at Con-treras and Churubusco and at Chapultepec. In 1855 he was commissioned major in the first cavalry. He was made a brigadier general of volunteers on Aug. 31, 1861, received command of a division of the army of the Potomac in March, 1862, participated in the peninsular campaign, was wounded at Glen-dale, June 30, and was appointed major general of volunteers July 4. At the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, he was severely wounded. On Dec. 22 he took command of the 9th army corps, and on Feb. 5, 1863, was transferred to the 6th corps of the army of the Potomac. He was in command at the storming of Marye's heights, near Fredericksburg, and in the final battle near Chancellorsville, May 3, 4; and in the Pennsylvania campaign he made a forced march of 35 m. to Gettysburg, where he commanded the left wing of the army in the battle of July 2, 3, and took part in the pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton. In the Rapidan campaign, September to December, he commanded the right wing, composed of the 5th and 6th corps, and was engaged in the combat of Rappahannock station, Nov. 7, and in the operations at Mine run, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3. In the Richmond campaign in May, 1864, he commanded the 6th corps, which had become known as Sedgwick's corps, and took part in the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 6. Three days later, while making a personal reconnois-sance, and directing the placing of a battery for the battle of Spottsylvania Court House, he was shot by a sharpshooter.