John Sedgwicj was a general in the Union Army during the Civil War. He had numerous horses shot out from under him and sustained several minor wounds, all of which he survived earning him the nick-name "Lucky" until ...
General Sedgwick goes down in the annals of "Famous Last Words."
At the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in the spring of 1864 he was directing his corp. He was standing out in plain site of the Confederate enemy albeit at a considerable distance. His staff warned him not to expose himself in that manner. Senior officers were a favored target of Rebel snipers.
General Sedgwick replied, "Those rebs couldn't hit an elephant at this range."
Moments later the lucky general lay dead on the battlefield with a bullet hole square between his eyes.
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