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 William H. Sackett

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William H. Sackett

Birth
Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, USA
Death 14 Jun 1864 (aged 25)
Trevilians, Louisa County, Virginia, USA
Burial Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 11626579 View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 28 Aug 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11626579
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11626579/william-h-sackett : accessed ), memorial page for William H. Sackett (16 Apr 1839–14 Jun 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11626579, citing Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .