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William H. Sackett
Birth: 1840
Death: Jun. 14, 1864

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. The son of U.S. Congressman William Augustus Sackett, he enlisted in the 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry in November 1861 and was commissioned Major. With the 9th Cavalry, he participated in battles to include, Gainesville, Bull Run, Antietam, Chantilly, Brandy Station and was promoted Colonel in command of the regiment. While leading the 9th in a charge under General Sheridan at Trevillian Station, Virginia, on June 11, 1864, he was mortally wounded and died three days after. After the action, Sackett's wife Anna, went to General Grant's headquarters to request a flag of truce to cross General Lee's lines for permission to retrieve Sackett's body. She was refused permission to cross the lines and his body was not recovered. He was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. On July 1, 1888, the 9th Cavalry Regiment Monument was dedicated at the Gettysburg Battlefield and features a bronze medallion bust of Sackett in honor of their slain regimental commander. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 28, 2005
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William H. Sackett
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
William H. Sackett
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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General, rest in peace, sir. I had an uncle that was captured at Trevilian Station, VA on the 12th. A very intense engagement indeed.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 14, 2014
Rest in peace, William. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you paid for our freedom. God bless you and the other members of the G.A.R. who defended our Union against those who would have destroyed it.
- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 14, 2012

 Added: Jun. 14, 2011
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