George Sykes

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Birthday
9, 1822
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Feb 8, 1880 (57)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1822
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Feb 8, 1880 (57)

About

American war hero who was a United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. He also fought in the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War.

Before Fame

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1842 and was named a brevet second lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Infantry.

Trivia

He commanded the Regular Infantry Battalion at the First Battle of Bull Run.

Family Life

He grew up with his family in Dover, Delaware.

Associated With

Ulysses S. Grant was one of many men who thought he was not a good choice for the Overland Campaign in 1864.