Famous Last Words: Major General John Sedgwick

Killed in the 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania by a sharpshooter, his ironic last words were:

“They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.”

Major General John Sedgwick; source, Wikipedia

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Filed under History, History Undusted, Quotes, Snapshots in History

3 responses to “Famous Last Words: Major General John Sedgwick

  1. This is a big “oops.”

  2. Famous last words, indeed.

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