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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. For his service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. Thus after the war, Sackett's family indeed recovered his body and he was interred with full military honors at Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls, New York. 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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  Sarah Anna Sisselburger Bissell (1831 - 1911)*
 
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Burial:
Restvale Cemetery
Seneca Falls
Seneca County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
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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Colonel, I had an uncle that was likewise wounded at Trevallian Station on June 11, 1864. Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016
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