Generals Carr, Sickles, and Graham stand by the Trostle Barn where Sickles was wounded July 2

Civil War Scandal: General Daniel Sickles

There are some names from American history who, for good or ill, seem to belong on a modern stage, where their actions—or antics—would have reveled in the overflow of media attention provided by 24-hour news, Twitter, and cable television. One of those men is Daniel Sickles, the New York politician, Civil War general and murderer …

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