A monument to Sedgwick’s memory was placed at Spotsylvania Courthouse, at the site of Sedgwick’s death, by the members of the VI Corps on May 12, 1887. The monument was designed by John Ferguson of Philadelphia.
[After Sedgwick’s death] I will not soon forget the scene as I entered General Seth Williams’ tent. … As I entered with the blood still showing plainly, General Williams said one word, “Sedgwick.” I could not answer, nor was it necessary, for each one in the tent burst into tears and wept like children at a father’s death-bed.
~ Martin T. McMahon, former Chief of Staff, 6th Army Corps, June 29, 1887;
Recollection printed in the Dedication Proceedings of the Sedgwick Memorial at Spotsylvania Courthouse, 1887.